An Illinois farmer and vice chair of Clean Fuels Alliance America says he’s always raised soybeans for the meal to feed livestock and the oil was an afterthought. But, Rob Shaffer says that mindset is changing. “The big thing is going to be sustainable aviation fuel,” he says. “Now there is $3 billion worth of crush that’s currently under construction right now for new soybean crushing plants with the idea that the oil is going to go into making renewable or sustainable aviation fuel.”
He tells Brownfield there’s also strong demand for other forms of biodiesel.