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New Study Showcases Corn Farming’s Contribution to the Economy

(National Corn Growers Association) Corn growers were responsible for a $151 billion boost to the U.S. economy in 2023, according to a new report released this week by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). The report, entitled NCGA Economic Contribution Study for 2023, looked

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Cassava Prices Soaring in Nigeria Due to Increased Demand from Ethanol Producers

by Vivek Waghmode (ChiniMandi)  The price of cassava is experiencing a rise due to increased competition from industries like ethanol production. This surge in industrial demand is creating a ripple effect, pushing up prices for everyday food items derived from cassava. A staple

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Now Available! U.S. Department of Energy Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit Questions & Answers

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit Questions & Answers (Q&A) are now available. Stakeholders across government, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations attended the two-day virtual event to learn about the Shot’s objectives, progress, priorities,

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The Farm Bill Is an Opportunity for Bold Action on Advanced Biofuels

by Mike McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Real Clear Energy) More and more, agriculture and renewable energy production have become inexorably linked. Solar, wind, and biofuels have created new economic potential and horizons of opportunity for American farmers in the last two decades.

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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Budget 2024: Unlocking Australia’s Low Carbon Fuels’ Future

(Sustainable Aviation Fuel Alliance Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ))  Australia is set to become a key player in the development and deployment of low carbon liquid fuels, including Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with renewable fuels forming a key

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UAE Plans $13.5 Billion Investment in Brazil Biofuels

by Irina Slav (OilPrice.com) The Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund’s investment arm, Mubadala Capital, plans to make a substantial investment in biofuels in Brazil, the Financial Times has reported, quoting the head of Mubadala’s Brazilian operations. The $13.5-billion investment in biofuels is part

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS €213 Million Available for Advancing Europe’s Circular Bio-based Economy DEADLINE September 18, 2024

(Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking) CBE JU published its 2024 call for project proposals. A total of €213 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics. All stakeholders of the circular bio-based sector

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Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., and Bayer Announce Strategic Collaboration to Promote Camelina Cultivation in Argentina as Part of Bayer's PRO Carbono Program

(Louis Dreyfus Company/Business Wire) Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., and Bayer announced today (May 2, 2024) a strategic collaboration to promote camelina cultivation as part of Argentina Bayer's PRO Carbono Program, in line with the companies' efforts to

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Argus Guide to the EU CBAM Regulation

(Argus Media) The Argus Guide to EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is extremely timely and insightful. It explains what CBAM is, how it will work, the timeline and what it means for the fertilizer sector in Europe and abroad. Key

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U.S. Paves Way for UN to Declare 2026 as International Year of the Woman Farmer

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Today, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, the UN General Assembly declared 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer.

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First Year at UNEA Successful for SfL

(Solutions from the Land) February 2024 marked a significant milestone for the Solutions from the Land (SfL) team. For the first time, four SfL team members, President Ernie Shea, Co-Chairs A.G. Kawamura and Fred Yoder, and Board member Dr. Lois Morton

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Grounded in Ag Training Platform Introduced

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  Communications and training firm Grounded Communications LLC is launching Grounded in AgTM, a new online training platform to address the agricultural knowledge gap for organizations. The platform is designed to meet the needs of anyone seeking a better understanding of

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Biofuels Will Be a Key Part of the Net-Zero Solution

by Juergen Eckhardt (Forbes/Leaps by Bayer)  Imagine a world where jets fly around the planet on fuel sourced from plants, replacing fossil fuels at cost parity, all without displacing huge amounts of forest land and animal life. ... “If we’re going to replace petroleum

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USDA Releases Latest Economic Impact Report on Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Latest Economic Impact Report Shows a Thriving and Resilient Bioeconomy Despite Impacts of the Global Pandemic -- USDA Rural Development (RD) released “An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2023 Update," which demonstrates how the biobased products

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Illinois CFS Will Take More Time

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) Illinois lawmakers will move slowly on a proposed state low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) as opponents target fuel costs and placing authority over the program with a state agency.  --  The state Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Global Impacts of Enhancing Domestic Ecosystem Carbon Sinks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 30-50% of the CO2 removals needed for a net zero U.S. economy could come via domestic terrestrial carbon sink enhancements. What’s needed? A project supported by DOE aims to specify U.S. cropland carbon sink strategies and

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Tim Obitts

"You are the above-ground oil wells." -- Tim Obitts, CEO of Alder Renewables referring to agriculture.  READ MORE

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Bartlett and Regrow Partner to Advance Sustainability Commitments

(Bartlett/Regrow/Globe Newswire) Diverse Agribusiness Will Utilize Regrow’s Platform for Soybean Program --  Regrow Ag, the Agriculture Resilience Platform provider, and Bartlett, a Savage Company, today announced their partnership to advance sustainability commitments. The Regrow platform supports rigorous Scope 3 emissions analysis, and the

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Advancing Certification Schemes for Bio-based Feedstock – The BIORECER Project

(Renewable Carbon News/nova institute) In four case studies the project will test the assessment framework and additionally assesses novel value chains based on biological feedstocks -- The EU funded BIORECER project, currently in its 18th month, aims to increase the use and to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by advanced biorefinery developers in shifting energy towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, structuring multiple feedstocks and products within one vision, new feedstocks, the role of low

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EPA Launches New Office to Strengthen Engagement with Agricultural and Rural Communities

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is establishing a new office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The creation of the first-ever EPA Office of Agriculture and Rural

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Have You Heard of Scope 3? It Offers Opportunity for Agriculture

by Heather Gieseke (Pinion/Drovers)  You might have heard the term Scope 3 thrown around. It’s all the buzz lately in the world of sustainability. But what does it mean?   A company’s emissions are broken down into Scopes 1, 2 and 3. This

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USDA Forum Puts Focus on Biotech for Sustainable Farming

(Bio.News) Encouraging farmers to use biotech and other climate tech to make agriculture more sustainable requires ensuring that their impact on climate is measured accurately and remunerated appropriately, said participants on the Feb. 15 opening day of the U.S. Department of

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Sustainable Carbon Removals Limits Identified, Huge Climate Mitigation Challenge Revealed

(University of Melbourne/EurekAlert!) Governments and businesses are relying on dangerous amounts of future removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, instead of more rapidly reducing emissions and phasing out fossil fuels. This problem is partly due to an incomplete picture1 of

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Have You Heard of Scope 3? It Offers Opportunity for Agriculture

by Heather Gieseke (AgWeb/Pinion) You might have heard the term Scope 3 thrown around. It’s all the buzz lately in the world of sustainability. But what does it mean?   A company’s emissions are broken down into Scopes 1, 2 and 3. This

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Free Classroom Curriculum Resources from GrowNextGen

(GrowNextGen) Explore, download and share these proven real-world educational resources to help bring science and agriculture to life in your classroom. Relevant and engaging, you’ll find useful, easy-to-implement lesson plans and activities. GrowNextGen was launched in 2014 with funding from the Ohio

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SfL Partner Spotlight: Doug Berven

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) Senior Advisor Doug Berven has been with the non-profit since the very beginning, volunteering his time, insight and guidance. In his full-time role, Berven is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at POET.

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Government Wants 50% of Biofuel to Come from Family Farming

(Informa Araguaia (Google Translation))  According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the new text seeks more transparency and strengthens the requirements for the granting and maintenance of the seal by biofuel producers -- The federal government will nationalize the rules

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2024 Women in Ag Tech --- January 21-22, 2024 --- Phoenix/Glendale, AZ

The initiative prioritizes opportunities for women to engage both face-to-face and virtually by cultivating a collaborative community through access to mentorship programs, idea exchanges,  and collaboration with professionals and organizations within our industry. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this important

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Ag a Major Focus of COP28 Climate Talks: USDA, Ag Groups Focus on Production, Incentives, and the Long Game at COP28

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... COP28 will put more focus on agriculture and food than any of the previous COP events. ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told USDA staff and a group of industry stakeholders Wednesday that USDA and the Biden

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USDA Releases Assessment on Agriculture and Forestry in Carbon Markets

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) A key deliverable under the Growing Climate Solutions Act, the report identifies opportunities and needed solutions to improve farmers’ access to carbon markets -- U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released A General Assessment of the Role of Agriculture and

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Opinion: Canada Is Ill Prepared for the Bio Revolution

by Jeff Passmore (Scaling Up/Canadian Biomass Magazine) ... While more than 60 countries in the world have national bioeconomy strategies. Canada is not among them. With 348 million hectares of forests (nine per cent of the world’s), 60 million hectares of

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Farmer Perspectives on Carbon Markets Incentivizing Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration

by Clare T. Barbato and Aaron L. Strong (Nature Climate Action) Climate change mitigation efforts to achieve net-zero emissions require not only decreasing current greenhouse gas emissions, but also the deployment of negative emissions technologies. Soil organic carbon sequestration in agricultural

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Biden Administration to Put $4.6 Billion toward State and Local Climate Plans DEADLINES February 1, 2024 and March 1, 2024

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill) The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will make $4.6 billion available to help states, localities and tribes implement their climate plans. The funds represent the bulk of a $5 billion effort under the Inflation Reduction Act

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American Vanguard Releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report: New Detailed Report Reemphasizes Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture

(American Vanguard)  American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report, a detailed update of the Company’s commitment to the principles of Sustainable Agriculture, which is at the center of its Environmental, Social

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New Horizons for the Agricultural Carbon Market --- September 13, 2023 --- Washington, DC and ONLINE

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Agri-Pulse to explore the evolving voluntary carbon market and agriculture’s role in creating a more sustainable future. The voluntary carbon market is expected to grow from $2 billion in 2021 to $10-40 billion by 2030.

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Florida’s Future: Can Conservation Balance Urban Sprawl, Rising Sea Level?

(Solutions from the Land) ... Agricultural and timber lands provide more than just food and other fundamental products. With management, they play important roles in providing clean water, clean air, and a healthy ecosystem good for both people and wildlife. We need

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MN Bio-Fuels Commends State Leadership for Supporting Agriculture's Role in Reducing Emissions in the Aviation Industry

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) commends Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen for his leadership advocating for the participation of agriculture and biofuel producers in decarbonizing the aviation sector in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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American Farmland Trust, Sierra View Solutions Release Report on Carbon Market Programs

(American Farmland Trust/Morning Ag Clips)  The world needs agriculture to reduce emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change, farmers need carbon market programs to work for farming -- Carbon market programs could be key to emission reductions, but agricultural carbon

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Women in Ag Tech Hold First Meeting

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  A new organization was born in Des Moines this week at the 2023 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo – Women in Ag Tech or WiAT (pronounced wyatt). It was a year ago at the 2022 Tech Hub LIVE in

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The Pan American Liquid Biofuels Coalition Will Meet with Specialists and Authorities in Buenos Aires to Discuss Opportunities Provided by the Energy Transition

(InterAmerican Institute for Cooperative Agriculture)  Specialists, industry leaders, representatives of government and international organizations and producers from the Americas and Europe will attend the Pan American Liquid Biofuels Summit on June 29 in Buenos Aires. The high-level meeting will provide an

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Cyanobacteria in Sustainable Agriculture

by Randy Simpson (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Cyanobacteria are a group of photosynthetic bacteria that can live in diverse environments, such as soil, water, and rocks. Handled properly, they can have several beneficial effects on crop growth, including helping control plant

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Understanding Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) and Why Reality Is a Special Case --- June 28, 2023 --- ONLINE

(IEA Bioenergy) Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) refers to the phenomenon where changes in land use for one purpose, such as the cultivation of crops for biofuels, can indirectly impact land use and environmental conditions elsewhere. Specifically, ILUC explores the potential

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Bunge Boosts Oilseed Dominance, Renewable Diesel Potential with Viterra Deal

by Karl Plume and Rod Nickel (Reuters)  Bunge's planned acquisition of Viterra would make the world's biggest oilseed crusher even more dominant and secure a larger role in the expanding renewable diesel industry, although it may face competition hurdles. Under the deal to create

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Farmers, Educators Are Allies in Climate-Smart Agriculture

(Solutions from the Land) ... As co-developer and leader of the Cornell Climate Smart Farming program, (Allison) Chatrchyan is developing powerful and user-friendly tools to help farmers in the Northeast better see how climate change is expected to affect them and what

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview with Chef José Andrés, Launch of Global Food Institute

(Agri-Pulse)  This week’s Open Mic guest is Chef José Andrés. The world-renowned, chef, author and humanitarian believes the power of food can change the world. Andrés recently announced a partnership with George Washington University to build a Global Food Institute

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Carbon Offsetting: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (Ag Funder News) For a while now, people have been questioning the value of carbon credits generated by the forestry and agriculture sectors. Many commentators including myself have likened carbon farming initiatives to the Wild West of the agriculture sector as

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Eni and Sonangol Expand Cooperation in Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy Transition Areas

(Eni)  The CEO of Eni Claudio Descalzi and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol Sebastião Pai Querido Gaspar Martins have signed today in Rome a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further expand the scope of the cooperation between the

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Carbon’s Next Chapter on the Farm

by Margy Eckelkamp (AgWeb) A yet-to-be-realized provision in the Inflation Reduction Act could be the key for farmers to engage in measuring the carbon intensity (CI) of their grain.   The Section 45Z tax credit provides biofuel producers (ethanol, biodiesel and sustainable

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New GHG Report Offers Ag a Look at Areas of Improvement, Progress

(Solutions from the Lane)  ...  The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which has been published by the Environmental Protection Agency annually since 1990, offers a look at how U.S. industries—including agriculture—are doing on their emissions. For agriculture, the latest report,

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U.S. Pushes Farmers to Develop A New Crop: Energy

by Keith Schneider (Circle of Blue) ... Despite pushback from environmental groups concerned about increased water pollution from a new tide of farm wastes, developers across the country see opportunities to build ambitious renewable energy projects to convert crops and

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Couser Provides Grassroots Input to EPA

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan recently appointed members for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC), including Iowa livestock producer and ethanol investor Bill Couser. Established in 2007, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information,

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GLBRC Receives Five Year Funding Renewal

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as

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DOC’s Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Report on Developing a National Measure of the Economic Contributors of the Bioeconomy

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) President Joseph Biden’s September 12, 2022, Executive Order (EO) creating a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative directs the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to assess “the

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The Next Farm Bill Could Be a Historic Climate Law – if Congress Can Agree on It

by Max Graham  (Grist) Will the legislation help turn agriculture, a climate problem, into a climate solution?  ... But environmental groups and some farmer advocacy organizations are lobbying Congress to turn this year’s bill — due for an update by October —

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Farmers Must Be at the Center of New, International Work on Climate Action

(Solutions from the Land) The proposals are in. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has closed its submission period for recommendations on how to structure the four-year Sharm el-Sheikh joint work on implementation of climate action on agriculture and food

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The Agriculture Resilience Act: Rep. Pingree Reintroduces Bill to Put U.S. on Path to Net-Zero Agriculture Emissions

(Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME 1st))  Farming has always been a risky business. But today, extreme weather events and trade wars are creating challenges that threaten food production and jeopardize farmers’ livelihoods. We must work to keep farmers on the

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Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Announces Show-Me Entrepreneurial Grants for Agriculture DEADLINE April 28, 2023

(Missouri Department of Agriculture)  The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is accepting applications for funding through its new Show-Me Entrepreneurial Grants for Agriculture (SEGA) program. Missouri entities seeking to add value to agricultural products or provide educational

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Powering America’s Farms into the Future

(Diesel Technology Forum) The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in communities and classrooms across the country. One day is not enough to recognize the importance of America’s Farmers to our

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Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Ethiopia: A Roadmap

(Roundtable on Sustainabilty of Biomaterials)  To explore and advance Ethiopia’s capacity to produce biofuels for use as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) initiated the development of a 10-year SAF Roadmap for the country. The main purpose

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Strong Relationships Yield Better Results for Farmers in International Negotiations

(Solutions from the Land) ... The agreement more specifically requested the establishment of the four-year Sharm el-Sheikh joint work on implementation of climate action on agriculture and food security. All Parties and officially recognized observers, including Solutions from the Land, have until March

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Aemetis Hosts California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross at Keyes Biofuels Facility and Dairy RNG Sites

(Aemetis)  Visit Highlights Aemetis Leadership on Circular Bioeconomy, Supporting Climate Change Mitigation Through Use of Agricultural Waste to Manufacture Negative Carbon Intensity Gas & Biofuels  --   Aemetis, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on negative

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Bioeconomy Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The DIgest completed the 7 week series of ABLC CONNECT events in which ABLC delegates join in a Zoom-based pre-networking session with this look at the world of Bioeconomy Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture and —

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The Promise of Advancing Biomanufacturing Innovation

by Greg Potter and Glenn Farris (Lipiferm Scientific andFarris Advisory Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  On September 12, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to Advance Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation to support solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security,

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The African Bioeconomy Comes into Focus

by Gerard J. Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest) GOOD NEWS  --  Steady growth of the African bioeconomy is a “good news” story hiding in plain sight. Recent commercial successes combined with ambitious investments are helping to bring a vision for

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Fact Check: Fossil Fuels Are the Largest Contributor to Climate Change, Not Animal Agriculture

by Isabella Fertel (USA Today) ... A Nov. 20 Instagram post (direct link, archive link) shows text alongside a picture of a bewildered-looking man. "When people talk about climate change but don't mention how animal agriculture is the biggest contributor," it says. The

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide to Identification of Genetic Mechanisms to Design Biofuel Crops for Sustainability

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Agriculture needs to reduce GHG emissions With soil C sequestration, crops can be net negative. But how do we add carbon back to ag soils? What are the biological and genetic levers to make feedstocks

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Out-of-Country Farmland Investors: Here’s What The Numbers Show

by Jenna Hoffman (AgWeb)  A reality check on foreign-owned farmland -- This summer, a sale of 300 acres of North Dakota farmland raised eyebrows and alarm. The $2.6 million price tag was noteworthy, but the bigger kicker was the buyer —

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Watch Farmers Speak at COP27: International Climate Change Conversations

(Solutions from the Land) ... Solutions from the Land was especially pleased to have been selected by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to co-host the opening event at their pavilion on Agriculture Day, which focused on issues related to adaptation,

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Circular Systems Make Sense for Iowa Farms

(Solutions from the Land) ... IASA’s vision is to manage Iowa’s working landscapes to safely and sustainably provide an abundance of food, feed, fiber, and fuel, while protecting and building health in our soil; filtering and storing water; sequestering carbon and

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EPA Announces Selection of Members to Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Committee charged with evaluation of Agency policies and programs at the intersection of agriculture and climate change  --   Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of 20 members, including the new Committee Chair

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A Battle Is Brewing over Biden's Agriculture-Focused Climate Agenda

by Meredith Lee Hill (Politico Pro) A likely Republican takeover of the House and possibly the Senate is threatening Biden’s agriculture-focused climate agenda he plans to tout at COP27. -- President Joe Biden will take to the stage on Friday at

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Farmer Delegates to Share Perspectives on Carbon Sequestration, Renewable Fuels at UN Meeting in Livestreamed Event

(Solutions from the Land) Farmers with Solutions from the Land will share their experiences with reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions through agriculture during a side event at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). The live event, “Agriculture’s Role in Decarbonizing

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Big Agriculture Warns Farming Must Change or Risk ‘Destroying the Planet’

by Dominic Rushe (The Guardian) Report sponsored by some of the largest food and farming businesses finds pace of shift to sustainable practices too slow -- Food companies and governments must come together immediately to change the world’s agricultural practices or

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Planning a Career in Ag? High School Seniors Apply Now for Soy Scholarship DEADLINE December 31, 2022

(American Soybean Association)  If you or someone you know is an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, we have an opportunity for you! Future ag leaders are vital to the sustainability and growth of our industry,

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Climate Smart Agriculture and Low Carbon Fuel Standards

(Biofuels Digest)  Joining us as our lead speaker is Virginia Jameson, Deputy Secretary for Climate and Working Lands at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Prior to her appointment, Jameson was Climate and Conservation Program Manager at the California Department of Conservation and

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The 7 Sustainable Innovations to Watch

Chris Stokel-Walker (Neste) ... Something that is for certain, is that it is not possible for us to continue to rely on fossil fuels if we are to significantly slow down and even stop global warming.  “We need to get to a point

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USDA Picks 70 Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities in Historic $2.8B Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News has arrived from Washington that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity. It’s become the US Department of Action,

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As Congress Funds High-Tech Climate Solutions, It Also Bets on a Low-Tech One: Nature

by Brady Dennis (Washington Post)  ... On the agriculture side, the legislation would pour nearly $20 billion of additional funding in existing federal conservation programs that incentivize farmers and ranchers to embrace a range of climate-friendly practices, including planting cover

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Surface Pressure: U.S. Losing Farmland at Alarming Rate

by Sara Schafer (Farm Journal Ag Web)  From 2001 to 2016, the U.S. lost or compromised 2,000 acres of farmland and ranchland every day. That adds up to 11 million acres of farmland that has been paved over, fragmented or developed,

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CIBO Technologies Submits First U.S.-Based Agricultural Carbon Project to Verra under VM0042 Methodology

(CIBO/PR Newswire) Will Enable CIBO Partners to Leverage the Project Directly or as a Reference Design for Their Project   --  CIBO, the science-based technology company that provides partners with a complete platform to manage ag carbon and nature-based climate programs, today

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Sustainability Takes Center Stage for Trusted Advisers at 2022 InfoAg Conference

by Nate Birt (Trust in Food)  ...  Sustainability took center stage at this year’s event, starting with the opening keynote by Jeff Blair, CEO and president of GreenPoint Ag Holdings. Blair encouraged audience members to think about carbon markets in the context

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Climate Change- Collective Action or Collective Suicide?

(Solutions from the Land) In a virtual address delivered at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin earlier this week, UN Secretary General António Guterres delivered a sobering message to the delegates and those watching across the world. He said “We

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New Coalition Advocates for Investment and Expansion of America's Agriculture Bioeconomy

(Corn Refiners Association/News Direct)  The Ag Bioeconomy Coalition brings together leading industry associations to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth in the agriculture bioeconomy --  Today (July 19, 2022), leading industry associations launched the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition to advance

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2023 Farm Bill

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) Congress continued to focus on the 2023 Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the forestry title of the bill and the state of credit for young, beginning, and underserved producers . We are tracking the

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Archer Daniels Midland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the bioeconomy’s largest public companies has an updated presentation out — all the markets, technologies, sources of revenues, trends, lines of business — launch-stage, growth-stage, maturity and end of life.  READ MORE  

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Can Farms Produce to the Max and Still Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

by Kristen Mally Dean (Argonne National Laboratory) Decarbonizing agriculture is critical for the U.S. to reach net zero emissions by 2050. A new data-driven approach looks at practices that are good for the earth and profitable for farmers. -- The

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Renewable Diesel: What Could It Mean for Canadian Agriculture?

(RealAgriculture) That means, renewable diesel is a one-to-one swap out for diesel and is a low-carbon fuel option. That matters, especially as the Canadian government pushes for continued lowering of emissions and is providing incentives for biofuel, including renewable diesel.

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Chinese Interest in US Ag Assets Could Pose Security Risks, Federal Report Says

by Noah Wicks (Agri-Pulse)  China’s push to achieve self-sufficiency, which has incentivized the nation to purchase, and even steal, agricultural assets in other countries, could present risks to the economic and national security of the United States, warns a report by the

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Solving Today’s Ag Challenges: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FFAR

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research builds public-private partnerships and funds pioneering research focusing on key challenge areas like next generation crops, soil health, advanced animal systems, sustainable water management, and more. Find out

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Regan Thanks Ag Community, Releases Topics for FRRCC Evaluation

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on March 22 issued a statement in support of National Agriculture Day thanking farmers for their work to produce food, feed, fuel and fiber. Regan also discussed the importance of the

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Celebrating Innovations in Farming on National Ag Day

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... America’s farmers are also meeting the challenge of climate change by both producing and using soy-based renewable biodiesel fuels in their machines and equipment. Last year the US produced about 3 billion gallons of renewable biodiesel

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TotalEnergies and the FNSEA Join Forces to Support the Energy Transition of the Agricultural World

(TotalEnergies (Google translation)) On the occasion of the International Agricultural Show, TotalEnergies and the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (FNSEA) are forging a partnership with a view to supporting and accelerating the energy, environmental and economics of the agricultural sector in

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Solving Ag’s Supply Chain Challenges: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FFAR

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research builds unique partnerships to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. If you missed ABLC Connect last week, check out this slide guide on SARA

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Forest Forward: Illuminating the Path for Climate Action and Conservation

by Elena Schmidt and Nicola Noponen (RSB/Biofuels Digest)  The urgent move away from fossil resources means that biomass use will be heavily incentivised for the use in fuel, energy and material supply chains and this presents serious sustainability risks which must

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Applications Open for the 2022 AgDiscovery Program at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

(University of Maryland Eastern Shore)  AgDiscovery is a unique opportunity for students to explore agricultural sciences and gain knowledge about careers in animal and plant disciplines, wildlife management, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, entomology, food safety, food production, agribusiness, forestry, and much

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SfL Lauds Launch of New USDA Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities Program DEADLINES April 8 and May 27, 2022 EXTENDED to June 10, 2022

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) wholeheartedly endorses Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, a new USDA program announced today by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. “This exciting new program provides another opportunity and pathway to enable farmers, ranchers, forest

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Unlocking the Next Suite of Innovations to Scale Sustainable Agriculture: Finance & Value-Added Incentives --- February 10, 2022 --- ONLINE

As supply chain sustainability efforts to improve environmental outcomes mature, there is increasing attention on the financial barriers to the implementation of sustainable agriculture at scale. These barriers take multiple forms: inadequate information on the return on investment of conservation

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JPMorgan Asset Arm Creates New Team to Focus on Sustainable Investments

by Sohini Podder (Reuters)  JPMorgan Chase & Co's (JPM.N) asset management arm said on Monday (January 24, 2022) it had created a new private equity team to focus on sustainable investments, the bank's latest move to align its activities with its climate-change

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Ethanol Touted as Complementary Decarbonization Solution to EVs at House Hearing

by Jasmin Melvin (S&P Global Platts) Ethanol group CEO calls out singular focus on EVs; Says ethanol 'available now to jumpstart decarbonization' -- Emissions reductions benefits from electric vehicles are poised to make a big dent in the US' carbon footprint over

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RFA’s Cooper to Testify before House Ag Committee

(Renewable Fuels Association) Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper will testify at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on January 12 on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” “I look forward to participating in this timely and important

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Top 10 Digest Stories of 2021

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... In fact, in terms of news stories, there was more good news than bad in 2021 and a look at what you, the Digest readers, found most interesting and intriguing in 2021 shows just

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Agriculture Equipment Industry Faces Global Challenges by Advancing Technology and Practices that Boost Productivity while Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Diesel Technology Forum)  America’s farms are greener and more productive than before while exploring new fuels and technologies for the future --  The global agriculture engine and equipment industry is rapidly evolving to face numerous challenges including feeding a growing population,

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North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance Members in Action: COP 26

(Solutions from the Land)  Farmer leaders supporting NACSAA climate goals were on the ground in Glasgow, Scotland, last month, leading discussions among global negotiators promoting agriculture’s central role in providing solutions for climate change, as well as other intertwined global challenges, such

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What We Know about Two Carbon Capture Pipelines Proposed in Iowa

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  ... Two companies — Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures — want to build pipelines that will be used to move carbon dioxide captured from ethanol, fertilizer and other agricultural industrial plants. The companies plan to

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U.S. Biogas Production Is Key to Meeting COP26 Global Methane Pledge Goals

by John Hanselman (Vanguard Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  ...  But monetary incentives sometimes get in the way of methane sequestration methods becoming more widespread; it is often necessary for governments to make sure economic opportunities for growth are in place. Perhaps the most

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Alba Soler, Dr. Calliope Panoutsou and Dr. Kyriakos Maniatis on “Sustainable Biomass Availability in the EU to 2050”

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies)  For this video podcast, I spoke with Alba Soler Estrella, Science Associate Low-Carbon Pathways, at Concawe, the European refining industry’s scientific and technical body, Dr. Calliope Panoutsou of the Imperial College London Consultants and Dr. Kyriakos Maniatis, recently

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Counting the Cost of Shifting to Renewables

(Biofuels International)  In recent years, renewable technologies have reached technical readiness, providing commercially viable solutions for the energy transition – some backed by over 15 years of research and development. But as legislation and technology for low-carbon energy industries converge,

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Opinion: The Importance of Investing in Carbon Capture and Sequestration

by Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA-01) (Agri-Pulse) Iowa’s farmers have led the way in driving innovation and improving sustainability for generations. Just look at the evolution of corn production in Iowa and the growth of ethanol – an abundant, clean energy source

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Sufficient Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Available to Support an Ambitious Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels Strategy for EU Transport

(Fuels Europe) A new study by Imperial College London Consultants concludes that the potential availability of sustainable biomass, with no harm to biodiversity, could support an advanced and waste-based biofuel production of up to 175 Mtoe in 2050. This conclusion reinforces

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ADM Further Expands Microbial Science and Technology Innovation Capabilities with Investment in Precision Fermentation Leader Acies Bio

(ADM)  Partnership will help build on ADM’s world-class R&D capabilities and broad portfolio of innovative, responsibly-produced products and solutions  -- ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, announced today that it is making a leading

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Biocontrols as the Pivot Point in the Push for Sustainable Ag Practices

by Patrice Sellès (Biotalys/Biofuels Digest)  ...  Delivering the “sustainability trifecta” – i.e., a lower emissions footprint, equal or better efficacy rates than conventional crop protection solutions, and overall financial value – the integration of biocontrol solutions into sustainable ag efforts will

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CRISPR: A Climate Change Resilience and Food Safety Milestone

by Jeffrey Wang (Global Food Safety Forum/Biofuels Digest) Developing a sustainable global food system that ensures access to a sufficient supply of nutritious, diverse and safe food for all, and simultaneously limits the impact on the environment, is one of the

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Pluton Biosciences Gets $6.6M in Seed Funding, Bayer AG Soil Deal and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Pluton is a large body of intrusive igneous rock according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and “breaking ground” and being “ground breaking” is just what Pluton Biosciences is doing with their novel microbes. They are making

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The Voice of Conservatives Is Important in Renewable Energy Policy Discussions

(Solutions from the Land)  ... Those who advocate for no- and low-carbon fuels and other energy solutions come from across political parties – Democrats and Republicans – and from all along the spectrum of partisan views – from liberals to conservatives. The

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Drax and NFU to Partner Boost UK Energy Crop Market

(NFU Online) World leader in sustainable bioenergy Drax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), to identify opportunities to scale up perennial energy crop production and help the UK meet its ambitious climate goals.  The

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Pennycress 2.0 – Improved Oil, Protein: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to CoverCress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bunge, REG and Bayer helped CoverCress raise a total of $22 million including $8 million in Series B in 2021. What does that mean for this low carbon cash cover crop and for growers? What

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The Oil Industry’s Bright Green Energy Future

by Mike Newman (Parhelion Underwriting) The Oil industry is under pressure on many fronts in the climate change era and faces an existential threat from alternative, renewable sources of energy – but the industry is also best-positioned to win the

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RNA Solutions for Ag & Healthcare: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to GreenLight Biosciences

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two of humanity’s biggest challenges – food security/scarcity and human health – are what GreenLight is targeting with their RNA-based solutions for agriculture (plant health and pest control) and healthcare (vaccines and therapeutics – super

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Establishing a Fair Ag Carbon Market Will Be Complicated, but Worth the Effort

(Solutions from the Land) The talk among policy makers in Washington to promote a market in which farmers, ranchers and forestland owners can be fiscally rewarded for their efforts to retain carbon in their soil has excited many. The prospect for

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POET: Growing the Distance

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  Agriculture has changed a lot lately, and farmers like Steve know the potential of the land they cultivate goes far beyond conventional use. For example, the humble corn crop is being used for sustainable and more affordable

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Why All Agriculture Carbon Credits Aren’t the Same

by Helena Bottemiller Evich (Politico) Green groups are calling for USDA to set standards so there’s more clarity in the rapidly changing market.  --  Agricultural carbon credit programs are cropping up left and right, but the standards they adhere to are

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God Speed the Right: A Bioeconomy in an Exciting, Turbulent Adolescence

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fourteen years ago today, the Daily Digest debuted not very auspiciously with two readers and a goal to cover you: the people and technologies of the advanced bioeconomy. Since then we’ve published 36,400 articles to

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Switchgrass and Miscanthus on Mined Lands for Biofuel and Biomass Production

(Association of Warm Season Grass Producers)  I grow switchgrass and miscanthus on mined lands for biofuel and biomass production. The idea of using marginal lands for these crops has been around for a while and I started doing it about

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Eni and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Sign a Memorandum to Develop Joint Initiatives in Kenya

(Eni) Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed today, at the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to Kenya Alberto Pieri, a Memorandum of Understanding to identify possible collaboration

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Notes from the Bar None Ranch: The New Sheriff in Nitrogenville, Pivot Bio, Raises Another $430M

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Berkeley and Pivot Bio that the company has raised $430 million in its Series D venture round, led by DCVC and Temasek, bringing the total equity raised to more than $600 million.

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AgWeb's Carbon Innovation Center

(AgWeb)  The rapid pace of U.S. carbon market activity has left many farmers dazed and confused. To help answer your questions, we’re sharing the first-ever carbon market comparison tool to assess how several of the most prominent frameworks stack up.

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AgweekTV Full Show: Ethanol Industry, Award-Winning Operation, Agvise, Female Ag Teachers, Grain Bin Technology

(AgWeek) Coming up on AgweekTV, we will discuss the ethanol industry hitting another devastating court decision. We will tour an award winning regenerative farming operation in east central South Dakota. We will visit two ag businesses that are dedicated to

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Manta Wins MEIA 2021 Pitch Finale; MD Clean Energy Startups Shine

(Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator)  MEIA 's 2021 Pitch Competition was a smashing success. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Manta Biofuel, and Audience Choice co-winners InventWood and Manta Biofuel. Did you miss the event? Watch the video and pitches here. Owings Mills-based Manta

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Reality Check for USDA's Climate Agenda

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy)  The agriculture industry is anxiously waiting to see how the Biden administration intends to enlist more producers to adopt climate-friendly farm practices. But even as corporations are eager to buy offsets from farmers who

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USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (PDF, 561 KB). The report represents an important step toward in President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and

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Applications Open for 2021 AgLaunch Bootcamp --- DEADLINE June 4, 2021

(Knoxville Entrepreneur Center)  The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, AgLaunch, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry are partnering to offer a 3-week virtual bootcamp to develop promising agtech startups. Applicants should be innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural startups and working directly with farmers or

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The Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels Platform, toward Transport Fuels' Transformation

(Fuels Europe) The major organisations[1] operating in the liquid fuels value chain have joined forces to form the Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuel Platform. These partners are working together to contribute to the decarbonisation of the mobility sector in a sustainable and affordable way. They represent

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Benson Hill to Merge with Star Peak Corp. II in $2B SPAC Deal, to Emerge as Public Company: $625M in Proceeds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In New York, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Benson Hill, the Midwest-based agtech company focused on Cloud Biology, will merge with special purpose acquisition company Star Peak Corp. II in a $2B transaction

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EU to Launch Carbon Farming Framework by End-2021 Following Two-Year Study

by Jack Ellis (Ag Funder News) The European Commission – the executive branch of the EU administration which is responsible for proposing bloc-wide legislation – has published the findings of its two-year study into creating a “carbon farming” framework for the EU. The

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SfL Lauds Biden’s Recognition of Ag’s Role in Stemming Climate Change

(Solutions from the Land)  In his speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, President Biden acknowledged the role of farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in the effort to stem climate change. Among the many steps he said various interests

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Johnson County Landowners Consider Trading Ethanol Crop for Fields of Solar in $4.7M Project

by Zachary Oren Smith  (Iowa City Press-Citizen) On land that has yielded corn and beans, Jim Dane and some other Johnson County farmers may see something new produced. Locally, the Dane name is associated with Dane's Dairy, a popular ice cream shop just off Highway

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U.S. Farmers and UN SDGs: A Market Access Opportunity – Part 1

by Jay Vroom (Trust In Food/America’s Conservation Ag Movement) ... Today’s farm and food sustainability is different—and it is real and lasting this time. It might be hard to see because almost every agribusiness and food company–along with a massive cross-section

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Showcase Bioeconomy: Industrial Plants Make Unproductive Arable Land Profitable

(University of Hohenheim (Google translation))  European project with the participation of the University of Hohenheim researches how unprofitable fields with renewable raw materials can be used sustainably and with added value -- Unused potential: Around 65 million hectares of agricultural land

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $61 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Transportation Emissions DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $61 million for technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are made up of renewable resources and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with

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Why Combining Farms and Solar Panels Could Transform How We Produce Both Food and Energy

by Chris Mallory (The Counter)  Agrivoltaics—putting solar panels on farmland—lead to astonishing productivity gains and improved energy efficiency. Except when they don’t.  -- ... Mounted on 9-foot-tall beams, so lofty a tractor could pass below them, the solar panels slant against

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3 Strategies to Accelerate Regenerative Product and Service Adoption

by Rebecca Bartels (Trust in Food)  ... 1) They’re Meeting Producers Where They Are ... 2) They Speak Each Prospect’s Language ... For example, Trust In Food’s proprietary data show that farmers with a high affinity for carbon markets gravitate toward informational content

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Conversations about Carbon --- Monthly --- ONLINE

Conversations about Carbon is a monthly series.  We will host a virtual discussion with an expert who will take on key questions about carbon reduction, removal, and repair. The overall goal is to help move research, education, and extension forward on

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America’s Cultivation Corridor: Inspiring Ingenuity among International Innovators

by Mark Laurenzo (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  ... Coupled with homegrown advancements in precision agriculture that continue to revolutionize the industry, Iowa stands as not only a premier destination for agribusiness but a center of agrarian knowledge that informs

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Happy National Agriculture Day, March 23, 2021! Learn More!

A post-fossil carbon world will rely on four things: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry (including wastes and residues), Waste Management (circular economy) and Minerals/Chemicals (like hydrogen, captured carbon, rare earth metals).   On National Agriculture Day, we bring attention to the people

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USDA Seeks Public Input on Climate-Smart Ag and Forestry Strategy DEADLINE April 30, 2021

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA on March 15 announced it is opening a 45-day public comment period to gather input on its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy, including several topics focused specifically on biofuels, bioproducts and renewable energy. The

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Transforming Food and Agriculture to Circular Systems: A Perspective for 2050

(Resource Magazine/American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) ... Three reports by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) in 2015, 2018, and 2019 highlighted the importance of FAS to the U.S. economy and national security, discussed FAS

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Tom Vilsack Confirmed for a Second Stint as Agriculture Secretary with Strong Republican Support

by Laura Reiley (Washington Post) The Senate voted 92 to 7 Tuesday to approve President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary. Vilsack had been expected to have a smooth path to confirmation after the Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously earlier this

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Magical CO2 Misting: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 GRO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Remember your grandma’s tale of talking to plants to help make them grow better? Well, that’s actually true – CO2 helps plants grow up to 30% more and now a company called CO2 GRO is

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