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

Herbicide Tolerant Camelina Supports Large Acre Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience announces positive results in the first field test of stacked herbicide tolerance (“HT”) traits in Camelina, which will help support grower adoption for the biofuel feedstock market by enabling weed control and increased access to acreage previously treated with Group 2 herbicides. Yield10 is executing a program to develop and commercialize spring and winter Camelina varieties with stacked …


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

Nuseed Launches 2023 Carinata Program at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Look, up in the sky! It’s a mustard seed! It’s a cover crop! No, it’s super Carinata sustainable aviation fuel! Once a lowly Ethiopian mustard seed with little to offer for human consumption, this plant is growing in popularity as a certified sustainable non-food cover crop that can be used as a low-carbon feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “Carinata …

Audio, Biofuels, Commodity Classic, cover crops, Environment, Seed, Sustainability

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

Yield10 Bioscience Offers 2023 Camelina Production Contracts

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience has announced its 2023 enrollment program for contract production of Camelina in targeted areas of the United States and Canada. Contracts are being offered for both spring and winter varieties of Camelina to farmers in Western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), and Northern U.S. states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Minnesota. In 2023, Yield10 plans …

Biofuels, Farming

Yield10 Bioscience Hires Manager for Sales and Logistics

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. has announced the hiring of Davis McCarthy, Pag, to serve as a Manager, Sales and Logistics with the Company. In this position, McCarthy will engage with growers to sign Camelina production contracts, and support grain off-take logistics and commercial contract seed production. McCarthy was previously a Senior Grain Buyer & Logistics Manager with Scoular, a private agribusiness …

Biofuels, Farming

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