ADM partners with U.S. Soybean Export Council to certify U.S. for EU sustainability schemes

July 23, 2020 |

In Missouri, ambition for a sustainable future by the U.S. soybean industry, ADM and one other U.S. exporter have partnered with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to certify U.S. Soy as part of the SSAP-RED (U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol-Renewable Energy Directive) program. This voluntary program, with support from the United Soybean Board, meets the specific requirements of the European Union’s (EU) Renewable Energy Directive and sources SSAP-RED-verified soybeans as feedstock for the production of biodiesel.

This biofuel market opportunity for U.S. farmers is in response to EU Member States’ requirement to fulfill at least 20% of their total energy needs with renewable sources, with at least 10% attributed directly to transport fuels by 2020. With U.S Soy’s industry-wide commitment to cleaner alternatives globally, this program addresses the specific requirements of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive regulations, including restrictions on land conversion with guidelines on auditing, compliance and reporting.

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