This city plans to fully replace petroleum fuel with biodiesel
A plan in the city of Portland, Oregon could create more regulations for farmers in the area, but it could also present an opportunity for soybean growers.
The city plans to phase out the sale of petroleum diesel by 2030 in an effort to cut emissions. It will not take trucks off the road but will mandate the use of biodiesel. Petroleum diesel will start being phased out in 2024, and replaced with renewable fuel until 99 percent of petroleum is phased out.
This is a first-of-its-kind proposal in the U.S. but could be a sign of what it is to come in other cities.