BASF Hosts Canola Renewable Fuels Summit

BASF welcomed over 50 representatives from the canola and renewable fuels industries to the BASF Center for Sustainable Agriculture on February 6 for the Canola Renewable Fuels Summit. The summit featured speakers from BASF, S&P Global, ADM, Marathon Petroleum, U.S. Canola Association, North Dakota State University, and the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association. Attendees discussed the future of renewable fuels and how this growing market will shape the outlook for the canola industry.

“BASF is proud to host the Canola Renewable Fuels Summit as we continue to examine best practices in pursuit of a sustainable future,” said Bryan Perry, head of U.S. Seeds and Traits for BASF. “Hosting so many passionate and knowledgeable professionals from across the canola and renewable fuels industries will help us better understand the trajectory of these markets and the role each of our organizations can play.”

Canola retailers from across the United States were also in attendance at the Canola Renewable Fuels Summit. Greg Engel, a territory seed representative with Wilbur-Ellis Company in Minot, North Dakota, attended the summit to gather insight and connect with industry partners.

“I was really impressed with how many different segments of the industries were present,” Engel said. “The information that was shared is integral to the direction of the canola and renewable fuels markets, and the thought and energy everyone is putting into planning for the future is really encouraging.”

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