LCFS Regulators Get Midwest Corn and Ethanol Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association and Renewable Fuels Association hosted Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulators from the California Air Resources Board and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality last week in Nebraska and Iowa to highlight corn and ethanol production advancements in decarbonization. Also taking part in the tour were representatives of leading environmental non-profit organizations.

The group heard a presentation by South Dakota farmer and ethanol investor Ron Alverson of South Dakota about how farm production practices already help reduce the carbon intensity of ethanol and how corn production can provide additional decarbonization benefits, including sequestering carbon in the soil.

There were also visits to Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson, Neb., and Elite Octane in Atlantic, Iowa, as well as farms participating in the Soil Health Partnership, like NCGA First Vice President Kevin Ross in Minden, Iowa.

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