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

#Biobased Petro Alternative from #Soybeans

Joanna Schroeder

As companies continue to focus on sustainability and the development of more “natural” products, they are looking to biobased chemicals and products as the platform for more Earth-friendly wares. One example is BioSynthetics Technologies who was featured during the 2016 Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that recently took place at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company is a USDA transfer partner …

Audio, automotive, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, Environment, Soybeans, USB

Biodiesel Board Ad Campaign Showcases Success

John Davis

A new ad campaign from the National Biodiesel Board is showcasing the success of the green fuel from coast to coast. The “Biodiesel is Getting Us Where We Need to Go” campaign celebrates biodiesel’s benefits that touch cities and towns, fields and farms, water and air. “Biodiesel shows that forward-looking energy initiatives work to promote new ideas and innovation that …

Biodiesel, NBB, USB

Soybean Farmers Recognize Biodiesel Board

John Davis

The people who grow the most popular feedstock for biodiesel are recognizing the board that promotes the green fuel, and in turn, promotes the commodity and a market developer who is helping promote soybeans. The United Soybean Board (USB) recently awarded its Excellence in Oil Award to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its Outstanding Achievement Award to international aquaculture …

Biodiesel, Soybeans, USB

Checkoff Targets Big Yields for Biodiesel Feedstock

John Davis

A farmers’ checkoff is targeting research to get bigger yields for this country’s primary feedstock for biodiesel. This story from Biodiesel Magazine says the United Soybean Board wants to increase average soybean yields by about 50 percent in the decade. “Yield research has been the center of checkoff research since the organization was established,” said Gregg Fujan, who leads the …

Biodiesel, Soybeans, USB

Biodiesel’s Role in Bio-based Products

Jamie Johansen

Director of bio-based products for the United Soybean Board (USB), Michael Erker, was one of the many attendees of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference. He works with many bio-based products including biodiesel. He gives insights into what bio-based products that contain biodiesel include and shares how involved USB is in funding biodiesel research. “When we talk about bio-based products made …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Soybeans, USB

Soybean Growers Push for Biodiesel in Big Apple

John Davis

The growers of the most popular feedstock for biodiesel made the case for the green fuel to the largest market in the U.S. This story from the Grand Island (NE) Independent tells how members of the Nebraska Soybean Board and more than 90 other representatives from the United Soybean Board (USB), American Soybean Association (ASA), and nine other state soybean …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, USB