The future for biodiesel is brighter than some might think right now in this economy, according to officials with Renewable Energy Group (REG).
Jon Scharingson with REG gave an overview about the potential for biodiesel during the National Biodiesel Conference this week. “We’re pretty optimistic about the development of the biodiesel market in the US for 2009,” Jon says. “We think about 300 million gallons were consumed in the U.S. in 2008 and we expect that to double in 2009.”
He says a couple of factors will drive that growth, including the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Obama administration.
Listen to an interview with Jon here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/nbb/nbb-09-reg-jon.mp3]