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Renewables - Biodiesel production

(thousand barrels per day)

The United States of America is the top country by biodiesel production in the world. As of 2014, biodiesel production in the United States of America was 83 thousand barrels per day. The top 5 countries also includes Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, and Argentina.

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Biodiesel is a fuel typically made from soybean, canola, or other vegetable oils; animal fats; and recycled grease. It can serve as a substitute for petroleum-derived diesel or distillate fuel. For EIA reporting, it is a fuel composed of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM (American Society for Testing materials) D 6751.