Demand Grows: How Biodiesel Can Fuel Food Sustainability ... Free Webinar ... Aug. 30

The food industry is under increasing pressure to meet ambitious global sustainability goals. Energy is an important part of the equation, especially the use of fuel throughout the supply chain. Demand continues to grow for biodiesel, a renewable alternative that more companies and municipalities are leveraging to lower their carbon footprint.  

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement for use in engines and equipment that’s widely available, cost-effective and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 74% (Clean Fuels Alliance America).  

Produced from a broad range of renewable resources, most often from U.S. grown soybeans, biodiesel is the first and only EPA-designated advanced biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and can be used in diesel engines without modification. However, biodiesel is often overlooked as an avenue to achieve those goals. 

In addition, the American Lung Association promotes the use of biodiesel through it’s Clean Air Choice™ program as transportation plays an important role in improving air quality and lung health.  

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), with support from the United Soybean Board (USB), is hosting a free webinar, Tues. Aug. 30, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. CT, to detail how biodiesel can fuel food company sustainability efforts.

Among the topics: Biodiesel 101, benefits to the environment and our health, busting biodiesel myths, a case study of how the sixth largest U.S. bus company has incorporated biodiesel into its fleets and insights into sustainably grown soy, an important feedstock for biodiesel.

Hosted by CFI’s Melanie Fitzpatrick, the webinar guest lineup includes:

  • Veronica Bradley / Clean Fuels Alliance America, Director of Environmental Science 
  • John Benish, Jr. / Cook-Illinois Corporation, President and CEO of Cook-Illinois Corporation bus company
  • Nancy Kavazanjian, Wisconsin Soybean Farmer and USB Director 
  • Ed Lammers, Nebraska Soybean Farmer and USB Director 

Register at this link to hear their unique perspectives and get your questions answered as food and farming work together toward a more sustainable future.