Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

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An engineer shows a sample of biodiesel at an industrial complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe province, Argentina. The United States recently imposed duties on Argentine biodiesel, blocking it from the U.S. market.

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it’s costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

(Image credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

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