• Biodiesel – Managing for Profit

    The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri’s Matt Amick was featured on Brownfield Ag News’ Managing for Profit series, highlighting the economic opportunities biodiesel provides at the farm level, and for local ag cooperatives. When farmers do well, so do cooperatives and rural communities. The segment was made possibly by Missouri soybean farmers and their checkoff, through

  • Missouri Soybean Story: The Birth of Biodiesel

    Since 1991, the biodiesel industry has grown nationally through the research and promotion efforts of the soybean industry and its partners. In the early 1990s, Missouri soybean growers were leading the way in biodiesel research, partnering with agricultural engineering faculty member Leon Schumacher at the University of Missouri on developing the processes for the fuel.

  • New Leadership for Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri

    Jefferson City’s Matt Amick to lead education and development work as executive director. The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri is moving into its third year with new leadership, naming Matt Amick of Jefferson City executive director. Amick, a well-known figure among those working with renewable fuels in Missouri, brings grassroots experience and strong relationships across industry,

  • Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri Wraps First Year of Partnerships

    The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri’s first year saw its partnership and outreach efforts grow throughout the state. During its December meeting, the Coalition’s board of directors heard from members on their joint efforts to support training programs and connect with youth on opportunities surrounding biodiesel, and set their course for 2019. “Coming together as the

  • Missouri Biodiesel Coalition Builds on Farmers’ Work with Renewable Fuel

    New partnership highlights benefits of biodiesel, aims to grow use of the EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel. In the early 1990s, Missouri soybean farmers funded research into making renewable fuel from soybean oil. Initially called soy diesel, and now, biodiesel, the fuel has significantly lower emissions than petroleum-based diesel, is safer to store and transport, and contributes

  • Missouri Soybean Opens Doors to New Center for Soy Innovation

    The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council’s efforts to drive research and education for all things soy are starting 2020 by ‘leveling up’ through new opportunities through the new Center for Soy Innovation. Following its March 5 grand opening, the Center stands to connect developments in soybean innovation with farmers and industry partners, as well as the

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