California helping Nebraska’s soy farmers through low carbon fuel standard
The head of the state soybean board says California has untapped potential for soy-based fuels.
Nebraska’s Andy Chvatal says the low carbon fuel standard has spurred interest in additional soy crushing plants. “For California to be able to create that demand for us to bring those facilities online is huge and it’s going to double numbers very quickly.”
He tells Brownfield there should be enough soybean acres to support demand. “The market will kind of drive supply and demand and uses. I think so. We do export some, but we need to find the balance in between utilizing the meal to feed the livestock in the state and exporting out of state to make sure that we’re relevant.”
Governor Jim Pillen signed a proclamation Thursday declaring May Renewable Fuels Month and Chvatal says Nebraska continues to meet consumer and producer needs. “Where we’re the western-most soybean crushing state in the United States. We have access for the meal to get it out of the Pacific Northwest and then we’re in a prime spot to send our renewable diesel to the California market.”
Governor Jim Pillen signed a proclamation Thursday declaring May Renewable Fuels Month in the state.