Ethanol Report on 40B SAF Tax Credit and Beyond

Cindy Zimmerman

The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released April 30 by U.S. Treasury lays the groundwork for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). But since 40B expires at the end of this year, all the attention will now turn to implementing the 45Z credit to start next year, …

Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Podcasts, RFA, SAF

Vilsack Explains SAF Tax Credit for Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent the majority of his time meeting with members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Tuesday talking about the 40B sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released that day by the Biden Administration. “You need to understand this because you’re the folks who have to explain that it’s a point …

Audio, Biofuels, Corn, cover crops, Ethanol, NAFB, USDA

Feedstocks in Focus at #Classic24

Cindy Zimmerman

It was over 30 years ago that soybean farmers found a new market for their product in fuel made from soybean oil that was eventually called biodiesel, but the market for that clean fuel has expanded to include new feedstocks and opportunities. Clean Fuels Alliance America, formally known as the National Biodiesel Board, hosted a Learning Center Session at the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Commodity Classic, cover crops, SAF

Ag and Food Summit Features SAF Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was the topic of two panels at Monday’s “2024 Ag & Food Policy Summit: Revitalizing Rural Revenues” in Washington D.C. and there was a lot of discussion surrounding the GREET model, changes in the RFS, carbon sequestration, corn ethanol, and new feedstocks. Alder Renewables CEO Tim Obitts says agriculture holds the key to the future for …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Corn

Zeakal PhotoSeed Breakthrough Delivers Higher Energy Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

ZeaKal today announces its groundbreaking PhotoSeed™ technology in corn, designed to improve the crop’s oil and sustainability profile without compromising yield or protein. In first year replicated field trials, PhotoSeed increased corn oil composition by an average of 23 percent. PhotoSeed enhances a plant’s photosynthetic capacity, capturing more CO2 and sunlight. This additional carbon capture increases oil production without taking …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biofuels, Corn

ZimmCast 726 – Clean and Renewable Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

The push for everything to be more carbon neutral and sustainable has never been stronger, and that continues to increase the demand for clean and renewable fuels. Clean Fuels Alliance America and the Renewable Fuels Association have both held their annual conferences this year to focus on the challenges and opportunities for the U.S. biofuels industry. The Clean Fuels Conference …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, ZimmCast

Federal Clean Fuels Policy Update

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Clean Fuels Conference in Fort Wort last week, Kurt Kovarik, who serves as Vice President, Federal Affairs for Clean Fuels, provided an update on federal policies and described the work Clean Fuels does on the Hill. A significant part of it is education and persistence. Kovarik leads members in advocating federal policies that support the industry’s growth. Kovarik …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance

Clean Fuels CEO Optimistic as Industry Faces Headwinds

Cindy Zimmerman

On the MainStage at the 2024 Clean Fuels Conference, Clean Fuels Alliance America CEO Donnell Rehagen, provided a state of the industry report noting that it is a very transformative time for clean fuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. “We are facing a serious headwind right now with the low RVOs set by the EPA as part of …

Audio, Biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance

ADM and Syngenta Group Partner for New Biofuels Feedstocks

Cindy Zimmerman

ADM and Syngenta Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of low carbon, next-generation oilseeds and improved varieties to help meet growing demand for biofuels fueled by sustainable aviation fuel. ADM and Syngenta hope to leverage their existing capabilities to accelerate the research, processing, and commercialization of oilseeds such as Camelina that are typically …

Biofuels, Syngenta

Syngenta Seeds and Sustainable Oils to Sell Camelina Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds was pleased to make a big announcement the first day of Farm Progress Show Tuesday about a new agreement with Sustainable Oils, Inc. to sell Camelina sativa (camelina) seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable fuels, and an ingredient for sustainable animal feed. The collaboration reflects …

Audio, Biofuels, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Sustainability, Syngenta