Biodiesel Board Offers Scholarship to Feb. Conference

John Davis

They say education is expensive (but ignorance is even more so!), so our friends at the National Biodiesel Board are offering a scholarship to their upcoming conference to better educate students about the importance of biodiesel. One fortunate student scientist with an interest in biodiesel will get a full-ride scholarship to the biggest biodiesel event of the year – the …

Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, conferences, NBB, Soybeans

Registration Open for Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Commodity Classic in Tampa, March 3-5. The annual event will be “smooth sailing” for soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers and biofuels will be a big part of the event, as always. Growers who attend the 2011 Commodity Classic are sure to benefit from the value of attending a trade show with …

Commodity Classic, conferences, corn, sorghum, Soybeans

ADM to Construct Biodiesel Plant in Brazil

Joanna Schroeder

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is increasing its biodiesel presence in Brazil with its announcement that it will be constructing a second biodiesel plant in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina. The new plant will be adjacent to the existing ADM soybean crushing and refining facilities and will more than double ADM’s biodiesel production in the country. Construction is set to begin in …

Biodiesel, Brazil, Soybeans

Renewable Fuels Awareness Month in Nebraska

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman visited Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island Wednesday to proclaim September as Renewable Fuels Awareness Month in Nebraska. Joined by representatives of the Nebraska Corn and Soybean Boards, Gov. Heineman said that renewable fuels are a critical component of energy independence and energy security, while providing economic growth and vitality in the state. “Nebraska is one …

Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Soybeans

USB: Unfair Argentinian Subsidies on Biodiesel Feed

John Davis

The American soybean industry is crying foul over Argentina’s practice of taxing its whole soybeans for export at a higher rate than it taxes its soybean meal, oil and biodiesel destined for foreign markets. And this article from says the United Soybean Board (USB) believes that is costing the U.S. soybean industry up to $500 million each year: The …

Biodiesel, feedstocks, International, Soybeans

Biodiesel Has Place in USDA Biofuels Report

John Davis

While the ethanol industry has been praising the USDA’s report entitled “Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022,″ there’s plenty in there for biodiesel fans to like as well. The feds are optimistic that biodiesel will be able to carry its share of the overall 36 billion gallons of biofuels goal: The U.S biofuels …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Soybeans, USDA

New Class of Tractor Pullers to Use Biodiesel

John Davis

Some tractor pullers will be running green … and I’m not just talking about the John Deere machines out there. This article from Wallaces Farmer says the National Tractor Pullers Association’s 2010 season will feature a new competition division, the Light Pro Stock class, and with sponsorship from the United Soybean Board (USB), those tractors will be running on soy …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

ASA: Soybeans Can Provide Food, Fuel & Jobs

John Davis

The American Soybean Association says soybeans can provide the food this country needs, while also producing an important fuel in the form of biodiesel. And that means more jobs. Southeast Farm Press reports, in comments to the National Research Council’s Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production, the ASA says biodiesel made from soybean oil can play …

Biodiesel, food and fuel, Soybeans

ASA: Farmers Need to Plant Biodiesel Seed with Reps

John Davis

While soybean farmers are getting their crops in the ground, their lobbying group is telling them to plant something else: the seed of renewing the federal biodiesel tax incentive with their U.S. Congressmen. The American Soybean Association wants farmers to make the calls right from their offices: the cab of their tractors: “Call your Senators and Representative and ask them …

Biodiesel, Soybeans