U.S. Energy Information Agency numbers show that U.S. production of biodiesel was 68 million gallons in February 2013, up from January’s figures of 66 million gallons. The report goes on to say nearly three-fourths of that production came from the Midwest. All 110 biodiesel refineries throughout the country have an operating capacity of 2.1 billion gallons per year:
Sales – Producer sales of biodiesel during February 2013 included 44 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 23 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
Feedstocks – There were a total of 524 million pounds of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in February 2013. Soybean oil was the largest biodiesel feedstock during February 2013 with 275 million pounds consumed. The next three largest biodiesel feedstocks during the period were corn oil (61 million pounds), yellow grease (51 million pounds), and canola oil (38 million pounds).