Demand for Agricultural Carbon Credits

There could be substantial demand for agricultural carbon credits by the biofuels industry because of the industry's regulatory environment, and due to biofuels producers voluntarily setting goals for reducing emissions across their supply chain.

The Pathway to Decarbonization

To reduce the probability of devastating climate change impacts, the world economy must rapidly decarbonize. In 2019, 28% of the total U.S. energy consumption was attributed to the transportation sector and approximately 91% of the domestic transportation energy use came from petroleum products.

Why are certain crops used to make biofuels?

Climate change is one of the top issues of our time. Wind power, solar energy and electric cars grab a lot of headlines as solutions. Biofuels hold promise too, as part of a varied approach to our energy needs.

Biodiesel: A Cleaner Air Choice

A new, landmark study proves that biodiesel could decrease premature deaths, reduce cancer risk, and alleviate respiratory illness and asthma complications for thousands of Americans. The study, from Trinity Consultants, quantifies how switching to biodiesel can result in significant benefits at the neighborhood and census tract level, making immediate impacts in the backyards of many Americans today.

Making an Impact Today

Climate experts agree that time is of the essence. We must make "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes" by 2030 to limit global warming, or the results could be irreversible, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It's no surprise that the transportation sector plays a large role in making those changes.

A Pretty Penny: Pennycress Cover Crop Could Play a Part in Helping Solve the Climate Puzzle

In solving a puzzle, sometimes it's the smallest pieces that can help complete the big picture. In the climate change puzzle, a once-underappreciated plant called pennycress just may prove itself a beneficial piece. As a plant that has spent most of its evolutionary history as a weed, pennycress is gaining new interest as an oilseed crop that can help us piece together solutions to many environmental challenges.

Weathering the Cold Climate

Any vehicle owner or fleet operator who experiences freezing temperatures can tell you that winter weather can have an impact on the performance of a vehicle. Properly managed, high quality biodiesel blends are successful in the coldest of climates.