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Permalink National Biodiesel Day Observed March 18

Rudolf Diesel's birthday, March 18, is observed as National Biodiesel Day. The National Biodiesel Board points out in Biodiesel Magazine that 64,000 U.S. jobs are supported by biodiesel. Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation's first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel.

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