Clean Fuels Welcomes MO Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America representatives this week joined Missouri Governor Mike Parson as he signed legislation creating new incentives for biodiesel consumption and production in the state. Missouri’s new law will help drive biodiesel demand in the state, add value to Missouri-grown soybeans, and provide Missouri citizens with a domestically made fuel that helps lower fuel prices. “The biodiesel industry …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

Renewable Diesel Projected to Boost US Biofuel Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report from the CoBank Knowledge Exchange indicates the surge of investments in renewable diesel production capacity is becoming a turbo-charged game changer for the U.S. biofuels industry. “The outlook for biofuels is favorable as the U.S. and other leading developed countries embrace renewable liquid transportation fuels as a solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, …

Biodiesel, biofuels, renewable diesel, Soybeans

Michigan Soybean Launches Advanced Biofuels Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Michigan Soybean Committee has announced the formation of the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC) to promote the use of advanced biofuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “MiABC provides education, technical expertise and other resources to help public and private fleets take full advantage of the many benefits of advanced biofuels,” says Janna Fritz, chief executive …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans, Sustainability, transportation

Corn Planted Acres Down Four Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

Acres planted to corn are lower compared to last year while soybean acreage is a little higher, according to the Acreage report from USDA‘s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). USDA estimates 89.9 million acres of corn planted in the United States for 2022, down 4% from last year. Soybean area planted is estimated at 88.3 million acres, up 1% from …

corn, Soybeans, USDA

Agri-Pulse Newsmakers Features E15

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest episode of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers features last week’s big announcement on summer sales of E15. Host Spencer Chase interviews Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) on the announcement, followed by a panel discussion on the future of ethanol policy and agriculture’s current relationship with the EPA featuring Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, Courtney Briggs with the American Farm …

AFBF, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, Soybeans, Video

USDA Report Expects More Soybeans, Less Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. farmers expect to plant more soybeans and less corn acreage, according to the 2022 Prospective Plantings report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Producers surveyed say they intend to plant a record high 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4% from last year, at the same time decreasing corn acres by 4% to 89.5 million …

corn, Soybeans, USDA

MN Soybean Members See Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

A dozen Minnesota soybean and biodiesel industry leaders had the opportunity to attend the recent National Biodiesel Conference on behalf of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s (MSR&PC) See For Yourself (SFY) program. The SFY Program was originally created as an evaluation to ensure checkoff dollars were being used effectively to support the biodiesel industry and to overall help …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean, Soybeans

2021 Corn and Soybean Production Up, Forecast Higher

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and soybean production were both higher in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn growers produced 15.1 billion bushels, up 7% from 2020 and the second highest on record. Corn yield in the United States is estimated at a …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybean, Soybeans, USDA

B100 Runs Over 600K Miles in Pilot Program

Cindy Zimmerman

B100 is one step closer to being a reality for commercial fleet operations thanks to the results of a pilot program this past year that tested the fuel in five class-8 over-the-road trucks. The pilot was a collaboration between ADM, Optimus Technologies, Illinois Soybean Association, American Lung Association and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and used the Optimus Vector System …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Biodiesel and Soybean Groups Dispute Soy Oil Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean and biodiesel organizations say there is plenty of soy oil to serve all needs, despite some claims to the contrary. With the food supply chain being impacted by a variety of issues, some food industry groups are claiming foodservice cannot get enough edible oil for cooking because oil is being diverted to biodiesel and a burgeoning renewable diesel market. …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans