In a move to foster energy security, cleaner air and more sustainable transportation, the Michigan Soybean Committee has announced the formation of the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition.
The new coalition promotes the use of advanced biofuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. Produced from renewable resources, such as soybean oil and used cooking oil, the fuels reduce lifecycle emissions from diesel vehicles and aircraft by 50% or more compared to petroleum-based fuels.
The coalition includes Thumb BioEnergy of Sandusky. Thumb BioEnergy collects used cooking and frying oil from more than 800 restaurants across Michigan and converts it into clean-burning biodiesel fuel.
In operation since 2009, Thumb BioEnergy is a certified BQ-9000 biodiesel producer providing biodiesel fuel to the Thumb region and beyond.