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State of Biodiesel in the Northwest
What has changed in the past year in the Northwest biodiesel industry? What big changes are on the horizon? Learn the inside scoop on challenges, opportunities, and where biodiesel is headed in our region. Get some insights on the biodiesel political landscape, too. Karl Unterschuetz, Director of the Northwest Biofuels Association (http://www.nwbiofuels.org/home) gives us an update and answers your questions.
Many biodiesel foes rail about the food vs. fuel. Biodiesel can and is being made sustainably. Many focus on biodiesel made from soy and canola oil. They fail to understand that the crops are grown as animal feed so people can enjoy their steaks and pork chops. The oil is a byproduct of this primary purpose of the crop.
Feedstocks that avoid this controversy completely are waste vegetable oil/tallow, biomass and algae.