Illinois creates millions of gallons of corn-based ethanol and soy-biodiesel annually. Each gallon is cleaning the air for all Illinoisans. Renewable fuels production isn’t just important for farmers; renewable fuels are good for all Illinoisans. Gasoline contains toxic carcinogens like benzene, toluene, and xylene. But clean burning ethanol is used to replace these toxic carcinogens. The more ethanol in gasoline, the lower the levels of these toxic additives in the fuel—and in the exhaust. Diesel powered vehicles using unblended, pure B100 biodiesel also have 74% less emissions than those using petroleum diesel.11 Supporting ethanol and biodiesel means cleaner air for you and your family. I L L I N O I S A G R I C U L T U R E : L E T ’ S G R O W | C R E A T I N G C L E A N E N E R G Y 4,809 FLEET VEHICLES RUNNING ON BIODIESEL ANNUAL REDUCTION IN CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS EQUAL TO PLANTING 230,149 TREES 12 B 2 0 C L U B The production from Illinois’ 14 ethanol plants ranks it 3rd nationwide in ethanol production. Illinois has 9 biodiesel plants and ranks 4th in the nation in biodiesel production.10 Illinois B20 club partners include public transit buses, vehicles at Midway Airport, and thousands of vehicles in the City of Chicago fleet. Blends as high as B40 are also used in equipment operated by the Chicago Park district. Illinois agriculture also plays an important role in green energy production. In 2017, Illinois ranked sixth in the nation in installed wind generation with of production. Another 600 megawatts of wind energy are in potential development.10 Significant interest in solar energy development also impacts Illinois agriculture. Solar farms are rapidly developing in rural areas. 4,300 MEGAWATTS 17 10  Illinois State Energy Profile. U.S. Energy Information Administration. 11  U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center. 12  American Lung Association and the B20 Club