Vilsack Discusses Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

During an appearance before the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Ag Outlook Forum Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed concerns about the proposed tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel that it might leave out corn and soybean feedstocks. Agri-Pulse editor and president Sara Wyant asked the secretary if we can expect the administration to “weigh in …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, feedstocks, Soybeans, USDA

USDA Projects Higher Corn and Soybean Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and soybean production are both forecast to be higher this year compared to 2020, according to the latest Crop Production report issued Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). According to the report, corn production is up 6% from last year, forecast at 15.0 billion bushels while soybean growers are expected to increase their production 6% from 2020. …

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

B100 Pilot Truck to be Showcased at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

One of five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The pilot, conducted by ADM, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Optimus Technologies, American Lung Association (ALA), National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council was …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybean, Soybeans, Trucks

More About New Biodiesel Superhero Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel is on a mission to save the planet from carbon and other evil greenhouse gases and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) has kicked off a new campaign that highlights the super powers of biodiesel with colorful bus wraps and a new website – mnbiodiesel.com. MSR&PC CEO Tom Sluencka says the intent of the biodiesel bus wraps …

Audio, Biodiesel, Soybeans

MN Soybean Council Promotes Superhero Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Biodiesel! This month, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) is debuting a super-powered campaign that highlights the wonder of biodiesel. Throughout the spring and summer, biodiesel’s carbon-reduction message will be splashed across dozens of Metro Transit buses in a comic book-themed campaign sponsored by MSR&PC. The Council has also launched …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

Future is Bright for Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Feedstocks

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean oil has a long history as a vital feedstock for biodiesel, and more recently for renewable diesel, and it will likely continue to be. At the same time, newer sources of fats and oil are needed to feed the increasing demand for renewable energy plants coming on line. Alan Weber has been in the biodiesel business from the beginning …

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USDA Lowers Forecast for Corn and Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

The November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from USDA show lower forecasts for domestic production of both corn and soybeans. This month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn outlook is for lower production, reduced feed and residual use, larger exports, and smaller ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 14.507 billion bushels, down 215 million with a reduction in yield to 175.8 …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans, USDA

June is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska is normally held in May as a kick-off to the summer driving season. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, Renewable Fuels Month was postponed and is now being celebrated this month. To help promote locally-produced biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently declared June as Renewable Fuels Month. Since 2006, the acting …

Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans

ASA Hires Biofuels & Infrastructure Policy Lead

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has hired Alexa Combelic to lead biofuels and infrastructure policy on its government affairs team starting May 4. Combelic joins ASA as a Director of Government Affairs. Her portfolio will include biofuels and infrastructure, both of which are current priority issues for ASA. In her previous roles, Combelic has worked on a vast array of …

ASA, Biodiesel, biofuels, Soybeans

USDA Lowers Corn for Ethanol Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

COVID-19 took its toll on the April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released Thursday, especially for corn and soybeans. This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for reduced imports, greater feed and residual use, lower food, seed, and industrial use, and larger stocks. Feed and residual use is raised 150 million bushels to 5.675 billion. This is based on …

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