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Midwest Poised to Produce More Biofuels and Biobased Products

Legislation in Congress would expand a federal grant and loan program that helps producers of biofuels and other biomanufactured products build and expand their facilities. A Congressional bill proposed by Midwestern representatives from both parties is aimed at spurring innovation in biofuel technology and increasing its production. The Agriculture Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity Act, or […]

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Senators Klobuchar and Moran Introduce Legislation to Support Biorefineries, Production of Renewable Chemicals, and Biomanufacturing

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the ability of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Products Assistance program to support the development of biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity Act will update the underlying loan guarantee program and restore a grant program to support

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2023 Soy Innovation Challenge Now Open

The 2023 Soy Innovation Challenge, a collaborative initiative by the Yield Lab Institute and the United Soybean Board, has been officially launched. This year’s competition places a strong emphasis on fostering innovation and technology in the realm of soybean meal, encouraging new and groundbreaking applications of this versatile resource. The challenge is open to visionaries,

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Architects and Farmers Show-Me Natural Choices for Buildings and Grounds

Together with a team of architects, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council used numerous soy-biobased products in their Center for Soy Innovation. View more about how they are teaching their guests about biobased products as well as the many food and feed uses for soybeans. Products Used in and around the Center for Soy Innovation Include:

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Innovative Soy-Biobased Dust Suppressant Helps Clear Air and Deters Respiratory Issues

Soy checkoff research collaboration with the North Dakota Soybean Council created a soy-biobased dust suppressant that will drive soy demand, improve air quality and reduce dust-related health and safety risks in communities nationwide. An innovative soy-based dust suppressant is available for roads, construction sites, farms and more, offering a sustainable choice for rural, urban and

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Soy Asphalt Technology Showcased at 2023 Farm Progress Show

Investment in new soy uses provides better show environment and drives soybean demand. The nation’s largest outdoor farm show, the Farm Progress Show, will showcase new sustainable technology at the Varied Industries Tent this year. A new asphalt pad, created using soy asphalt technology, will stretch from West Avenue to Central Avenue, covering nearly 43,600

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American Lung Association Launches Biobased Academy for Fleets

The American Lung Association’s Biobased Academy® is now live for fleet use. The ALA’s new comprehensive online training program educates fleet and facility professionals and technicians on the operational, health, safety, and environmental benefits of biobased fleet, facilities, and grounds products. The American Lung Association offers this program with the United Soybean Board. “The American Lung Association is proud to

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Ford Has a Long and Interesting History With Soybeans

Ford has long been known for using sustainable materials in its vehicles, but the debut of the 2008 Ford Mustang highlighted the automaker’s most recent deployment of soybean-based materials, specifically, marking the beginning of FoMoCo’s use of soy-based foam in vehicle seats that has since expanded to other models, while the Model U concept featured soy-based seat cushions and a soy-based resin composite

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Study Shows That Rodents Don’t Favor Soy-Based Plastics

Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Gum takes seven years to digest. Toads give you warts. Rodents like to munch on soy-based plastics. Chances are, you’ve heard somewhere that rodents chew on tractor wiring or combine seats because the soy-based material is tasty — at least compared to its petroleum-based counterparts. A recent study funded by

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Moline Finds Natural Choices for Performance, Worker Health, Budgets, and Sustainability in Biobased Products

Check out the choices the City of Moline is making to shrink their environmental footprint and protect worker health. See how they evaluate the performance of more sustainable products at the same time they protect taxpayer dollars for fleets, roads and even door mats. Learn from the American Lung Association about how worker health and

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