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Nearly 100% of the renewable diesel produced in 2021 by the United States was used in California. The remaining 1% was used in Oregon.

California’s renewable diesel consumption is likely related to legislation passed in 2011. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard offers rebates to customers to encourage renewable fuel alternatives. Before the legislation passed, the state used only 1 million gallons of renewable diesel annually.

While California can produce roughly 3 million gallons of renewable diesel, it brings the rest of the renewable fuel supply from out of state. Louisana produced the most renewable diesel in the nation, but North Dakota, Wyoming, Washington and Kansas also contribute.

Current estimates indicate the national capacity for renewable diesel may double in just a few years to keep up with demand.

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