On National Biodiesel Day March 21, the B20 Club of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) announced diamond-level sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) coalition.
The B20 Club promotes biodiesel for its benefits including environmental, economic and sustainability.
“By promoting biodiesel's benefits through CACC, we can play a greater role in reducing our state's carbon footprint and supporting local economies,” ISA Director Gary Berg said. “Increased biodiesel consumption supports Illinois farmers by creating more demand for soybean oil, which ultimately builds a more sustainable future for Illinois.”
One of the ingredients in almost half of biodiesel production -- soybean oil -- can reduce the United States’ dependence on petroleum. The B20 Club has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of planting 10,638 trees.
“We are grateful for the support of the B20 Club and Illinois Soybean Association. Together, we can create increased awareness about biodiesel's ease of use and environmental benefits,” CACC Vice Chairman John Walton said. “Last year our coalition's 150 members had the same effect as removing 53,000 passenger cars from the road. This partnership is likely to increase this positive impact.”