WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — U.S. production of biodiesel was 68 million gallons in February 2013, an increase from the 66 million gallons produced in January, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on April 29.
Biodiesel production from the Midwest region was 74% of the U.S. total. Production came from 110 biodiesel plants with operable capacity of 2.1 billion gallons per year.
Producer sales of biodiesel during February included 44 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 23 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
There were a total of 524 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in February. Soybean oil was the largest biodiesel feedstock during February with 275 million pounds consumed. The next three largest biodiesel feedstocks during the period were corn oil (61 million pounds), yellow grease (51 million pounds), and canola oil (38 million pounds).