B20 Club of Indiana celebrates clean air and reduced carbon impact
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2022) — As National Biodiesel Day approaches on March 18, the B20 Club of Indiana and the Indiana Soybean Alliance want to give special recognition to all the organizations that have made the choice to support cleaner air and a lower carbon footprint through use of B20 biodiesel fuel, a blend of 20-percent biodiesel and 80-percent conventional diesel. Biodiesel boosts all of Indiana by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. It’s made from soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks produced in the state and lowers carbon footprints by reducing lifecycle carbon emissions. Biodiesel also improves air quality by drastically reducing particulate matter and other harmful vehicle emissions.
In a little more than a year, the B20 Club of Indiana has made a calculable impact through:
- 865 vehicles fueled with B20
- 4.878 million gallons of B20 fuel used
- The equivalent of 138,408 trees planted
- 664 pounds of particulate matter reduced
- $322,160 in health savings
“The benefits of B20 biodiesel are clear,” Helena Jette, Director of Biofuels at the Indiana Soybean Alliance, said. “It is a crucial component of green fleet technologies that boost the performance of diesel vehicles and since it is produced locally from renewable resources, like sustainable soybean oil, B20 biodiesel helps support all of Indiana while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent compared to petroleum diesel.”
The production of biodiesel produces measurable economic benefits across the state, as well. As the seventh-largest producer of biodiesel in the country, increased demand has created roughly 3,200 jobs across Indiana and boosted soybean farmers’ income $36 per acre on average.
“Biodiesel fuel is a responsible choice for American consumers who think about what is best for our environment when making buying decisions,” said Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) Board Chair Jim Douglas, a farmer from Flat Rock, Ind. “At the same time, biodiesel is another great product made of soybeans that can improve the economy of Hoosier farmers for many years to come.”
B20 Club of Indiana members include: Ozinga Bros., Al Warren Oil Company, Altom Transport, Ball State University, the City of Fort Wayne and the Muncie Indiana Transit System.
The B20 Club of Indiana is also supported by Associate Members Casey’s General Stores, CountryMark, Louis Dreyfus Company and Renewable Energy Group (REG).
The B20 Club of Indiana is a collaboration between the American Lung Association (ALA) and ISA. For more information about the B20 Club of Indiana visit B20clubIndiana.org.
About Indiana Soybean Alliance: The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA works to assist soybean farmers through its strategic initiatives of market development; environmental, social and economic sustainability; value creation and producer engagement. ISA is led by an elected, farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Learn more at indianasoybean.com
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The Association’s Department of Clean Air Initiatives is dedicated to providing clean air for all through its award-winning Clean Air Choice® program, which focuses on promoting and implementing alternative fuels and technologies. Learn more at cleanairchoice.org
The B20 Club of Indiana is a collaboration between the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the American Lung Association that showcases exceptional green fleets with experience using B20 or higher biodiesel blends in the state of Indiana. Learn more at B20clubindiana.org.