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Fri May 2, 2014 10:20 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Last year, total U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel fuel reached 525 million gallons compared to 61 million gallons in 2012, according to a report posted Friday by the Energy Information Administration.

The United States imports two varieties of biomass-based diesel fuel: biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Two principal factors drove the increase in U.S. biodiesel imports: growth in domestic biodiesel demand to satisfy renewable fuels targets, and increased access to biodiesel from other countries, EIA said.

"The U.S. switched from being a net exporter of biomass-based diesel in 2012 to a net importer in 2013 by a ...

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