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.
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.
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.
This episode of Fueling Conversations features Joy Gardner, the executive director of Empire Clean Cities, an environmental non-profit organization and the designated U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition for New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. She’ll discuss the immediate role that clean... Read More.
A Midwestern governor says electric vehicles have a niche market, but renewable fuels are the fastest way to meet climate goals. During a stop on his yearly Ag Day Tours at Oak Barn Beef in West Point, Nebraska’s Jim Pillen told Brownfield EV’s may... Read More.
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.
Iowa farmers could lose out on over $1 billion annually if carbon capture and sequestration projects are halted, according to a study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Executive Director Monte Shaw says the study conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions found that a... Read More.
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.
A Midwestern state is incentivizing farmers to replace diesel irrigation motors with electric well units to reduce engine pollution. But, not every farmer is on board. South-Central Nebraska farmer Doug Saathoff tells Brownfield there is a better alternative for growers and consumers. “We can... Read More.
A leader with Clean Fuels Alliance America says the industry continues to benefit from the extension of a biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive under the Inflation Reduction Act. Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal affairs, tells Brownfield it helps provide long-term certainty in... Read More.
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.
A growing biodiesel and renewable diesel industry adds value to soybean oil, ultimately benefiting the farmers raising the crop. Dave Walton raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa, and mixed hay and pastures in Wilton, Iowa. “It brings a lot of value back to the farmgate for us,”... Read More.