Growing biodiesel industry benefits soybean farmers
January 22, 2020 By Amie Simpson Filed Under: 2020 Events, 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, News, Renewable Fuels
Growth in the biodiesel industry continues to give
soybean farmers certainty.
Greg Anderson, a board member for the National
Biodiesel Board, says more feedstock is needed because of the growth in the
industry and soybean oil has been the primary feedstock for biodiesel since its
“Just last year we used almost 8.5 billion pounds of soybean oil for our feedstock, that’s equivalent to about one third of our domestic soybean crush and it adds about $1.15 cents per bushel to soybeans at the farm gate,” he says.
Anderson says he sees the benefits of
biodiesel on his farm in Nebraska.
“I like it because I’m using my own product,” he says. “I harvest soybeans with a combine, burning biodiesel, and harvesting feedstock at the same time so it’s a full cycle. I also believe farmers need to be using their own product and supporting their own product.”
he uses biodiesel year-round and enjoys its lubricity properties.
Brownfield interviewed Anderson at the National Biodiesel Board Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida.
Audio: Greg Anderson, National Biodiesel Board
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