Transportation is what keeps our country moving forward, however it’s also our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. We understand the important role biofuels play in lowering emissions and are proud to be one of the largest biofuel producers in the world. From Green Plains’ inception in 2007 through 2019, our biofuels have reduced CO2 emissions by over 34.3 MMT, the equivalent of taking 7.4 million passenger vehicles off the road, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
According to the USDA, every gallon of biofuel we produce reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared to a gallon of traditional gasoline, while displacing harmful additives found in petroleum-based fuels including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. In addition to being environmentally friendly, biofuels have a naturally high-octane rating, which helps drive engine performance.
Biofuels Burn Cleaner
Burning cleaner with less particulate matter, biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional petroleum-based products while improving engine performance.
Biofuels are Renewable
Biofuels are produced from a variety of sustainable feedstocks, which grow anew each year.
Biofuels Provide Economic Benefit
Utilizing biofuels reduces our reliance on imported and fracked fossil fuels, while expanding job opportunities and economic development in rural communities.
Green Plains owns and operates 11 biorefineries across the United States – four in Nebraska, two in Iowa, two in Minnesota and one each in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee. Our platform has the capacity to produce nearly 1.0 billion gallons of biofuels annually, supporting a more sustainable market for agricultural products, driving investment and job creation and ultimately boosting rural economies and farmers across America.
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