Loss of Biodiesel Incentive Costs Farmers, Consumers

John Davis Biodiesel, Government, Legislation, Soybeans

Biodiesel producers aren’t the only ones who are being hit by the loss of the federal $1-a-gallon tax incentive. This story from Agriculture Online says farmers and consumers are also being hurt: Ohio Soybean Association president Jeff Wuebker estimates that failure to renew the tax credit, which expired at the end of 2009, will cost him about $12.50 an acre …

Biodiesel, Government, Legislation, Soybeans

Soybean Genome Shows Ways to Improve Biodiesel

John Davis Biodiesel, Soybeans

A team of scientists has cracked the code on the soybean genome, and that information could lead to better biodiesel yields from the oilseed. This article from Physorg.com says the team consists of 18 institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Purdue University and the University of …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

WASDE: Soybean Exports Up; Biodiesel Unchanged

John Davis Biodiesel, Soybeans

It looks like there will be plenty of soybeans for food and fuel use, especially since the non-renewal of the biodiesel tax incentive seems to have put a lot of refineries’ operations on hold. The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report from the USDA pushes up the 2009 U.S. soybean crop now to an estimated record 3.36 billion …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

Report: Enough Corn, Soybeans for Ethanol, Biodiesel

John Davis Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News, Soybeans

A new report indicates there will be enough corn and soybeans for ethanol and biodiesel production, as well as the feed, food and export uses those crops are tasked with. But the evaluation from the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center‘s Robert Wisner, Professor of Economics and Energy Economist, says things could get tight if next year’s crop is hit with bad …

Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News, Soybeans

Soybean Checkoff, Clean Cities Promote Biodiesel

John Davis Biodiesel, Soybeans

A group that promotes the use of soybeans and a program that works to reduce local petroleum consumption are partnering again to promote the use of soy biodiesel next year. This article from radio station KFGO in Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN says the United Soybean Board’s soybean checkoff and the U.S. Department of Energy-affiliated (USDOE) Clean Cities’ chapters will develop programs …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

ASA, Biodiesel Board Call for RFS2 Comments

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

The deadline for getting in your two cents’ worth on the U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) is rapidly approaching, as this Friday, Sept. 25th will mark the end of the comment period. This article in Biodiesel Magazine says the American Soybean Association and the National Biodiesel Board are making a last-minute appeal to their members and biodiesel supporters …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Biodiesel Nets Soy Growers Extra $2.5 Bil Since 2005

John Davis Biodiesel, Soybeans

American soybean growers have netted an extra $2.5 billion over the past four years, thanks to demand for soybean-based biodiesel. This story from Feedtuffs.com says a new United Soybean Board and soybean checkoff-funded study also found that biodiesel added 25 cents to the price of a bushel of soybeans: Because the price of petroleum diesel has such a large influence …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

E85 and Biodiesel Promo in Sioux Rapids, IA

Michelle Kautz Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Facilities, Soybeans

The First Coop Association is one of many stations to take advantage of the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Soybean Association. Through the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program, Iowa Corn and IRFA partners with retailers for grand openings for E85 and ethanol blender dispensers. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Facilities, Soybeans

DF Cast: Biodiesel Makes Engines Roar

John Davis Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, Soybeans

On a warm, clear summer evening in Central Missouri, the night air practically thunders to life as 3,000 horsepower of tractor-pulling power is started and modified machines of farm implement heritage rumble down a dirt track. While the behemoths of the National Tractor Pullers Association Midwest Extreme Truck and Tractor Pull are pushed to the limits of what an engine …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, Soybeans

Biodiesel Powers Sleds and Tractors

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Racing, Soybeans

What do you think of when you hear that there’s a sled running on biodiesel? Probably not thinking tractor pull sled are you? Unless you’re a tractor pull fan. Well those big machines that the tractors and trucks pull are also diesel powered and in Jefferson City, MO there’s a company that manufactures them and runs them on biodiesel. The …

Audio, Biodiesel, Racing, Soybeans