News and Updates

Here’s where you’ll find the latest news and information from the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition.

Biobased Product News

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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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