The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has become the first biofuels organization to join Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.
As an active member of Field to Market, RFA will collaborate with the Alliance’s diverse membership—including farmers, conservation groups, leading companies, academia and other stakeholders—to promote and advance continued efficiency improvements and sustainable development throughout the renewable fuel supply chain.
The entire ethanol production process has seen remarkable progress and innovation over the past few decades, and emerging technologies promise to further improve the industry’s environmental and economic performance, according to RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Ethanol is already making our transportation fuels market more sustainable by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting toxic tailpipe pollution,” says Cooper. “We look forward to building upon that record of success and working with Field to Market to measure and document our progress using metrics and approaches grounded in science and agreed upon across the value chain.”
Field to Market engages in broad communication and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to sustainable agriculture that is grounded in science. By providing useful measurement tools and resources, Field to Market helps growers and the supply chain track and promote continuous improvement at the field and landscape levels.