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A total of 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel was produced in the United States in 2018 with production in 34 states. Iowa was the lead producer with 365 million gallons, followed by Texas and Missouri with 227 and 216 million gallons, respectively. Biodiesel has similar fuel properties to petroleum diesel but is manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease.

U.S. biodiesel production by state in 2018. Iowa produces the most at 365 million gallons.

Note: Montana produced less than 0.005 million gallons in 2018.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System (SEDS): 1960-2018, June 2020.

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