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National Biodiesel Day

Let's celebrate National Biodiesel Day with a mission to protect our planet - switch to renewable fuels and help reduce carbon emissions!
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On March 18, it's time to celebrate National Biodiesel Day! This day has been around since 2007 and was created to recognize the importance of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source. Biodiesel is made from renewable resources such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and recycled cooking oil and can be used in place of regular diesel fuel in many engines. Not only does it reduce emissions by up to 80%, but it also helps boost local economies and creates jobs. So join us in celebrating this important day by learning more about how biodiesel can help save the planet!

History of National Biodiesel Day

National Biodiesel Day Dates

National Biodiesel Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1895</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rudolf Diesel's Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine and ran it on peanut oil, demonstrating the concept of biodiesel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oil Crisis Sparks Interest</div><div class='timeline-text'>The oil crisis of the 1970s sparked interest in alternative fuels, including biodiesel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Commercial Biodiesel Plant</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial production plant for biodiesel was built by the Austrian company Biofuels Systems (BFS).</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of NBB</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was established in the United States to represent the biodiesel industry and promote the use of biodiesel fuel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pro-Biodiesel Legislation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act was passed in the United States, providing significant federal support for biodiesel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biodiesel Tax Incentive</div><div class='timeline-text'>United States Congress passed a law to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2011, giving a boost to the biodiesel industry.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Biodiesel Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Research biodiesel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a few hours to learn about biodiesel and its environmental benefits. Read up on different types of biodiesel and their uses.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant a biodiesel garden</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grow your own fuel! Plant a biodiesel garden with plants like soybeans, sunflowers, and canola in your backyard. Not only will you have the satisfaction of growing your own fuel, but you’ll also be able to use the leftover vegetable oil for cooking.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend an event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for a local biodiesel event that is happening near you. These events are a great way to learn more about biodiesel and meet others who share the same interest.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own biodiesel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you’re feeling adventurous, try making your own biodiesel! All it takes is some vegetable oil, methanol, lye, and a few other ingredients. Make sure to follow safety precautions when making your own fuel.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Drive on biodiesel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you’ve got access to some biodiesel fuel, take your car out for a spin on National Biodiesel Day. You’ll be helping the environment while celebrating a great alternative fuel.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Biodiesel Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biodiesel is renewable and sustainable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Biodiesel is made from renewable resources like vegetable oil, cooking grease or animal fat. This makes it a more sustainable option than traditional petroleum diesel fuels, as it produces fewer emissions. What's more, biodiesel doesn't have to be imported from outside sources - it can be produced locally using sustainable materials!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biodiesel is cleaner burning</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Biodiesel produces fewer emissions than most petroleumbased fuels, making it an excellent choice for reducing air pollution. It also has superior lubrication properties, which helps reduce engine wear and tear over time. Plus, it's biodegradable, so spills won't harm the environment!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biodiesel supports local communities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By buying biodiesel produced in your area, you're supporting the local economy and helping create jobs for people who are producing it. Buying biodiesel not only helps reduce dependence on foreign oil but also promotes an alternative fuel source that contributes positively to our environment!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts on National Biodiesel Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biodiesel Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions</h3><p class='facts-content'>Switching to biodiesel can help mitigate climate change by reducing green house gas emissions by up to 86% compared to petroleum diesel when sourced from waste materials.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biodiesel is an Efficient Fuel Source</h3><p class='facts-content'>Biodiesel contains approximately 8% more energy than petroleum diesel, improving fuel efficiency and compensating for its lower energy density.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Used Cooking Oil is a Major Source of Biodiesel</h3><p class='facts-content'>Millions of gallons of used cooking oil are recycled and converted into biodiesel every year, preventing them from ending up in landfills or water supply.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biodiesel can be Used in Existing Diesel Engines Without Modification</h3><p class='facts-content'>Unlike some alternative fuels, biodiesel can be used in most diesel engines without the need for any modifications, making it a practical option for fleet operators.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biodiesel Fuels the US Job Market</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the US Biodiesel council, biodiesel production supports over 60,000 jobs, and contributes over $11 billion annually to the US economy.</p></div></div>

National Biodiesel Day FAQs

When is National Biodiesel Day?

National Biodiesel Day is celebrated on March 18 every year. In 2024 National Biodiesel Day will occur on a Monday.

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