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RENEWABLE DIESEL FUEL COULD BE LARGER FOR SOYBEAN DEMAND THAN ETHANOL WAS FOR CORN
By Sara Schafer, AgWeb.com

The dramatic development of the U.S. renewable diesel industry is similar to how ethanol changed the U.S. corn industry from 2007 to 2010. But renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) could be more disruptive.

"Lifechanging is how I describe the potential," says Chip Flory, host of "AgriTalk and Farm Journal Economist.

While it is a cousin of biodiesel, the two fuels are not the same. Renewable diesel, which is produced by processing fats and vegetable oils, is chemically the same as petroleum diesel and has nearly identical performance characteristics. Plus, it is 100% fuel, removing the need for blending it with diesel.

Similarly, SAF is a non-petroleum jet fuel that is made from products such as cooking oil, vegetable oil and even soybean oil.

Infrastructure is on its way and policy makers are putting their support behind these "green" fuels. So, what does it mean for American farmers?

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