Peanut Farmers Interested in SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

Finding new uses for peanuts is becoming a priority for the industry and there was a lot of interest at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference this year in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “Peanut oil is very suitable for conversion into a jet fuel…to be able to get into that market would be a further use for peanuts and peanut oil …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, cover crops, Peanuts

Rabobank Analyst Sees Potential in SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

The sky seems to be the limit for the future of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and can be a real opportunity for farmers, according to RaboResearch Senior Grains & Oilseeds Analyst Owen Wagner. Wagner was at Commodity Classic last week talking about how sustainable aviation fuel fits into the landscape for commodity demand. “This (SAF) is not just for vegetable …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Commodity Classic, Corn, Ethanol, Soybean

Soybean CEOs United For Clean Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

The heads of several state soybean organizations and the American Soybean Association (ASA) sat down together at the first Clean Fuels Conference in Tampa this week to share their perspectives on the changing landscape for agriculture and clean fuels. Kansas Soybean Association CEO Kaleb Little moderated the conversation with ASA CEO Steve Censky, Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds, North …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybean

Clean Fuels Industry United as One

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America CEO Donnell Rehagen welcomed representatives of an industry united as one for a sustainable energy future at the first ever Clean Fuels Conference in Tampa, Florida Tuesday. Formally the National Biodiesel Conference, the new focus encompasses biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. “We are united with federal and state legislators and regulators who are looking …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance

Stakeholders React to EPA Biofuel Volume Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. Ethanol producers and corn farmers are generally pleased with the proposal, while soybean farmers and biodiesel/renewable diesel …

Ag Groups, Audio, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Corn, EPA, Ethanol, Soybean

Farms and Biofuels Groups Cheer Climate Provisions

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm and biofuel organizations are pleased with provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law by President Biden Tuesday, including new funding to encourage agricultural conservation programs and advance biofuels. “Through this legislation, Congress and the administration recognize that farmers’ voluntary climate-smart agricultural practices are an important part of addressing climate change,” said Brooke Appleton, the National Corn …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol

Biofuel Groups React to Final RFS Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of actions Friday setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, the final regulatory actions taken by EPA “bring certainty back to the Renewable Fuel Standard and pave the …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

2022 Biodiesel Conference Ends an Era

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 National Biodiesel Conference was the last one that will be held going forward with the official name change for the biodiesel board now being Clean Fuels Alliance America, or just Clean Fuels for short. “Next year for our 20th conference it will be rebranded in keeping with the organization’s new name,” said Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen at …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, carbon

MN Soybean Leaders Attend Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota soybean and biodiesel industry leaders had a chance to attend last week’s National Biodiesel Conference on behalf of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s (MSR&PC) See For Yourself program. After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the NBB See For Yourself program returns in 2022, and industry leaders are ready to get back on track to continue …

Audio, Biodiesel, Soybean

ZimmCast 684 – Talking with Mike Adams

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Recently retired farm broadcaster Mike Adams was honored by the biodiesel industry last week at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Adams was presented with the Biodiesel Impact Award. “As I look back, I remember those soy diesel days,” said Adams. “It made so much sense to me I couldn’t understand …

Audio, Biodiesel, ZimmCast