Farmers see economic benefits of clean fuels production

The rise of the clean fuels industry continues to add value to soybean oil and it’s beneficial to farmers raising the crop.

Matt Stutzman raises 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans and hard red winter wheat in southeastern Michigan. “I’m a producer, so anytime they can consume more of my product, it’s a win win.”

Clean fuels are produced from a variety of renewable feedstocks and can be used as a drop-in fuel in various sectors, including ground transportation, rail, marine and aviation transport, as well as home heating, according to Clean Fuels Alliance America.

He tells Brownfield biodiesel and renewable diesel play a critical role in the ag economy. “I’d also like to see other venues working out how to make biodiesel from other sources as well,” he said. “So, how can we make more biodiesel from less stuff all the time?”

Stutzman is also a former American Soybean Association director and is a liaison for the Michigan Soybean Committee.

He spoke to Brownfield at the 2024 Clean Fuels Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

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