New Assessment Shows Soy Carbon Footprint is Lower

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Life Cycle Assessment conducted by Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) for the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) finds a significant reduction in the lifecycle carbon footprint for U.S. soy. According to the assessment, there is a 22% decrease in the carbon footprint associated with U.S. production of crude soy oil, which translates into …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans, USB

B20 Club of Illinois Celebrates Ten Year Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

The B20 Club of Illinois is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a new milestone in adoption of biodiesel with 110 million gallons of biodiesel blends of 20% and higher used by members in the state since 2014. The B20 Club is an award-winning partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program and the American Lung Association. It …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

Preview of 2024 Clean Fuels Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for the 2024 Clean Fuels Conference. This year the conference is located in Ft. Worth, TX. The Clean Fuels Conference connects key players of the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industry for one can’t-miss event. Clean fuels for land, sea and sky come together for a week of expert sessions, exhibits and showcases. Attendees include clean …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

International Grains Council Considers Biofuels Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The United States hosted the 59th International Grains Council Session and 2024 Grains Forum this past week in New Orleans, Louisiana. The IGC discusses world grain market developments, monitors changes in national grain policies and provides critical grain and oilseed market information and analysis to its members. The event kicked off with a Mississippi river tour sponsored by the North …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, Soybeans

WASDE Calls for Record Corn Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture dropped its latest World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimate report on Friday, calling for record U.S. corn production in 2023-2024. The corn outlook also calls for more corn to be used for ethanol, increased feed and residual use, and higher ending stocks. Corn production is estimated at a record 15.3 billion bushels, up 108 million as …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans, USDA

Clean Fuels Ready to Fly Under New SAF Guidance

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is pleased with guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The guidance enables companies currently producing SAF under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to access the base value of the tax incentive while it defers allowing …

advanced biofuels, ASA, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

Oilseeds Stakeholders Urge Use of GREET Model for SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America, the American Soybean Association, the National Oilseed Processors Association, and the U.S. Canola Association this week wrote to a senior energy advisor urging the Biden administration to support the investments made by U.S. companies and farmers who are ramping up production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The trade associations, whose combined memberships represent the entire value …

ASA, aviation biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Oil, SAF, Soybeans

USDA Adjusts Corn and Soybean Yields in New Report

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s first survey-based forecasts for the season slightly lowered yields for corn and soybeans compared to projections last month. In the August Crop Production report released Friday, USDA puts corn production for 2023/24 at 15.1 billion bushels, down 209 million from the July projection, but ten percent more than 2022 which would be the second highest on record behind 2016/17. …

corn, Ethanol, Soybeans, USDA

ISA Launches Interactive B20 Club Webpage

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently launched an updated B20 Club webpage that features an interactive map of Illinois-based organizations that utilize 20% biodiesel and higher blends to fuel their fleets. “The B20 Club of Illinois is proud to launch our updated website and recommit ourselves to our core mission of educating fleets and stakeholders on the immediate benefit of …

Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans

K-State and Scoular Partner for Crush Facility

Cindy Zimmerman

A partnership between Kansas State University and Scoular will provide Kansas farmers with a canola and soybean crush facility to help create a renewable fuel market for oilseed on the Great Plains. Scoular plans to renovate a grain processing facility near Goodland that it purchased in 2021 to crush canola and soybean seeds for use as renewable fuel feedstock. The …

biofuels, canola, Soybeans