Biodiesel and Food Sustainability Webinar

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As the food industry is under increasing pressure to meet increasingly ambitious sustainability goals demand continues to grow for biodiesel, a renewable alternative that more companies and municipalities are leveraging to lower their carbon footprint.   The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are hosting a free webinar Tuesday Aug. 30 at 1:00 pm central to …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Energy, Sustainability

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 …

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SAF Coalition Welcomes President’s Remarks

Cindy Zimmerman

The Business Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel was pleased to hear President Joe Biden’s support for the goal of increasing SAF production when he spoke last week at an ethanol plant in Iowa. “I’ve set a goal of zero-carbon for aviation sector, for example, by 2050. I’ve spoken with the leading heads of all major airlines. It’s going to require …

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POET Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel producer POET this week released its inaugural sustainability report and pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 70 percent compared to gasoline by 2030. POET established several environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, including investing in the latest biotechnology, advancing operational efficiencies and promoting a sustainable society through both POET’s business ventures and its philanthropic …

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Groups Urge Fair Analysis for Aviation Fuel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of agricultural and biofuels organizations is urging Congress to make sure an accountable life cycle analysis is used in developing a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance …

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Summit Agricultural Group Announces Major Carbon Project

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agricultural Group has announced the creation of Summit Carbon Solutions, expected to be the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project. The goal of Summit Carbon Solutions is to accelerate the transition toward sustainable, renewable energy by dramatically lowering the carbon footprint of biorefineries and other carbon dioxide emission sources throughout the Midwestern region of the United States. When …

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POET Partners with FBN on Sustainability Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers Business Network (FBN) has announced a new initiative called GRO Network, which matches farmers who use environmentally friendly practices with buyers who pay a premium for low-carbon corn. POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, has joined GRO Network as a key customer in the market for verifiable Low-Carbon Grain. “At POET we know that agriculture is the key …

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Analysis Shows U.S. Agriculture Reducing Emissions

Cindy Zimmerman

American agriculture is more environmentally sustainably than ever. A new analysis of updated data from both USDA and EPA shows U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to reduce per-unit greenhouse gas emissions. All told, the U.S. agricultural sector accounts for less than 10% of total U.S. emissions. That’s less than the emissions from the transportation, electricity generation and industrial sectors. Globally, …

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RFA Joins Field to Market

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has become the first biofuels organization to join Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. As an active member of Field to Market, RFA will collaborate …

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Study Finds Minimal Corn Ethanol Land Use Change

Cindy Zimmerman

A newly released study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds no evidence to support concerns about large indirect land use change effect of corn ethanol causing expansion in cropland and reduction in grasslands and forests. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) members Madhu Khanna and Yijia Li from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Ruiqing Miao …

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