U.S. farmers are ready to meet demand for feedstocks in a growing biodiesel and renewable diesel industry.
East Central Iowa farmer David Walton, a Clean Fuels Alliance America governing board member, says the industry is poised to see rapid growth in the next 10 years with the goal of reaching six billion gallons by 2030.
He says advancements in feedstocks will be needed to help meet goals.
“Are we going to be able to raise enough feedstock for that and right now the industry is saying yes,” he says. “Farmers are saying yes, as value increases, we can work to raise yields. And, soybean breeders are looking at soybeans that have a higher oil content without giving up yield so there are a lot of exciting things on that front.”