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Renewable diesel an opportunity for U.S. agriculture

The CEO of the largest agriculture cooperative in the United States says he optimistic about renewable diesel demand from California’s low carbon fuel standard and what that means for U.S. agriculture. Soybean oil can be used to make renewable diesel. Jay Debertin with CHS... Read More.

Survey: many farmers expect renewable diesel to boost soybean prices

Nearly 90 percent of farmers surveyed in the latest Ag Economy Barometer expect a growing renewable diesel industry to boost soybean prices in the next five years. Jim Mintert is the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “Thirty-nine percent said... Read More.

Vilsack announces $1B renewable energy systems investment

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says $1 billion in grants have been made available to help farmers and rural small businesses invest in renewable energy systems. Vilsack says recipients can also use the funds to make energy-efficiency improvements that help reduce climate pollution, increase resilience... Read More.

Community balance in renewable energy projects is needed

There’s growing pushback for renewable energy projects in Ohio at the local level as a new state amendment goes into effect. Peggy Kirk Hall, Director of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program, tells Brownfield local authorities have expanded abilities to restrict... Read More.

Monday’s Top 3: Green, Renewable Energy and Food

It might be the trappings of seeing a new country for the first time, the smell of fresh air after being cramped on an overseas flight or it might be that I’m not used to seeing green grass living in Nebraska, but the... Read More.

Feedstocks and a growing biodiesel, renewable diesel, SAF industry  

Clean Fuels Alliance America CEO Donnell Rehagen says he’s optimistic there is a sufficient feedstock supply to meet increased demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels. “The feedstock market, I think, looks good for the industry,” he says. “We’re very excited to... Read More.