Study says a reduction in carbon footprint for U.S. soybeans

A new study from the National Oilseed Processors Association and the United Soybean Board says there’s been a decline in the carbon footprint of U.S. soybeans.

NOPA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Katie Vassalli tells Brownfield…

“The study found U.S. soybean farmers, the processing plants and refineries reduced their carbon footprint by 19% for soybeans, 6% for soybean meal, 22% for crude soybean oil and 8% for refined soy oil from co-located refineries.”

The carbon reductions are due, in part, to the sustainable practices farmers are implementing, including no-till and cover crops and she says that translates to reductions in carbon intensity across the clean fuels industry.

“We know with the credits being made available for Sustainable Aviation Fuel we’re looking at this issue and seeing where we can decarbonize.”

Vassalli says the data will be integrated into the U.S. Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies or GREET model. Read the assessment.

Brownfield interviewed Vassalli at the Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.

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