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The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel

Advocates for biodiesel notched a big victory in December when President Trump signed into law a new budget deal that included a five-year extension of the $1/gallon tax credit for biodiesel blenders. The credit was retroactively applied to 2018 and 2019.

With a stable incentive in place, the Illinois Soybean Association is encouraging more widespread use of higher blends of biodiesel. Much of the biodiesel used in Illinois and elsewhere is commonly blended as 5%-to-11% biodiesel, with the rest petroleum diesel.

Read more about the push for B20, or 20% biodiesel ...