Biodiesel big in the Big Apple

Bethany Baratta

Bethany Baratta

Iowa Soybean Association

As emergency services crews in New York City respond to residents in distress due to COVID-19, they rely on biodiesel to get them to residents’ homes and medical centers for care.

Biodiesel isn’t only used for fuel, it’s used to heat homes and schools. Soybean oil also has a footprint in some tires that make their way around the Big Apple.

Iowa soybean farmers got a glimpse of New York’s usage and reliance on soybean oil in biodiesel during the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) virtual biodiesel tour of New York City held recently.