Soybean Farmers Boost America’s Rural Economies with Biodiesel

The biodiesel industry contributes to the strength of U.S. soybean markets, an important value for soybean farmers and their communities. Not only do biodiesel plants purchase soybean oil and diversify soy demand, they strengthen rural communities and economies by supporting job and revenue growth. “Biodiesel helps revitalize rural communities across the country,” says Bob Metz,

Gains in Biodiesel Industry Add Up For Rural Areas

Biodiesel plants support their communities by providing jobs, market for soybeans The vitality of many rural communities and standard of living for their citizens often depend on the jobs available. Quality jobs lead to economic development capable of supporting and sustaining the resources communities require to support their local population. Today, more and more rural

Fueling Soy Demand

The biodiesel industry was built from the ground up – and much of that ground is planted with soybeans. Using more than 5.5 billion pounds of U.S. soybean oil last year, more than any other feedstock, the biodiesel industry is a significant customer for U.S. soybean farmers. That figure is expected to grow, says Alan

Biodiesel Fuels Farmers’ Bottom Line, Even in Cold Conditions

Keeping the streets of New York City clear of snow and ice is no small task when Mother Nature unleashes her wrath and temperatures plummet. With 8.4 million people living in New York City, the stakes are high. The city operates the largest municipal fleet in the country and relies on biodiesel blends to power

Warming Up to Biofuels

Biodiesel stands up to harsh winter conditions Last winter struck much of the United States with extreme cold and plenty of snow. These harsh weather conditions put biodiesel to the test – one it easily passed. “Over the years, biodiesel has rapidly improved and evolved as a fuel source,” says Lisa Pedderson of MEG Corp,

Biodiesel Hits the Road as Students Hit the Books

With children across the country back in school, many school districts turn to biodiesel to help ensure the air they breathe is clean. Anyone who has had to sit in traffic behind a diesel-fueled bus understands concerns about the more than 24 million children who ride some 440,000 buses to and from school each day.

California Fuelin’

A San Diego university uses biodiesel for its environmental benefits, but mechanic is a big believer in performance perks, too San Diego might seem a million miles away for U.S. soybean farmers, but the chief mechanic at a university in Southern California has become a huge fan of the fuel that can be made from

Biodiesel Benefits Animal Ag in Multiple Ways

Biodiesel production has significantly benefitted the soybean industry as a whole – but one of biodiesel’s most significant contributions is not often highlighted. Animal ag farmers benefit from biodiesel, too. That’s because soybean meal prices fall as more biodiesel is produced, requiring poultry and livestock farmers to pay less for their feed. This often overlooked

States Cash In On Biodiesel Through Individualized Efforts

With the biodiesel industry growing across the country, many communities are enjoying the benefits of commercial-scale biodiesel production. In fact, recent reports find that the biodiesel industry has created over 62,200 jobs throughout the United States. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and other states helped shape these opportunities by fitting their statewide biodiesel efforts to fit local

Extra Care Needed for Wintertime Fuel Handling

As you complete your harvest-season tasks, take necessary steps to minimize fuel-related problems when the temperature dips below freezing. Cold weather can be an issue for users of both No. 2 diesel and biodiesel, and problems associated with tank maintenance can add to the difficulty. Many farmers like to use biodiesel blends of 20 percent