Biofuels are steadily becoming more prevalent as a means of energy. Recently, states like Minnesota, Illinois and New York have passed legislation to encourage their use. And the food and agriculture industries are right at the epicenter of this growing trend. Corn was used to produce over 15 billion gallons of ethanol in the U.S. in 2016, and in 2015, Americans used a record 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel, a biofuel made from soybeans.
But how does a seed become fuel? Check out the infographic below to follow one food source’s journey as we show you how a soybean becomes biodiesel, an advanced biofuel.