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A closer look at carbon intensity scoring

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A farmer from eastern South Dakota says carbon intensity scores for corn might seem new, but he’s been getting that data on his crops for more than 10 years.

Ron Alverson tells Brownfield it started when California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard went into effect. The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies or GREET model is used to score the corn he grows to produce ethanol.

“Dakota Ethanol sells ethanol to California and we were always getting a carbon score.

A closer look at carbon intensity scoring