Tag: Missouri

Goodyear Tire commits to switching to US soybean oil from petroleum-based oils by 2040

Goodyear Tire commits to switching to US soybean oil from petroleum-based oils by 2040

May 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, soy checkoff research funding and partnership with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has led to a multi-decade commitment by the tire manufacturer to source sustainably produced U.S. soybean oil, phasing out petroleum-derived oils from its products by 2040. The initial research led to the discovery that soybean oil could not only improve […]

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Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

May 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, Emerson has been selected to support Neste’s digital transformation of its expanded refinery in Tuas, Singapore. Emerson’s automation systems and software will help Neste deliver high-performance, efficient operations, supporting Neste’s plans to increase production by up to 1.3 million tons per annum by 2023. To ensure the construction of the Neste Singapore Expansion […]

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CoverCress scores $8M investment led by Bunge Ventures and including REG Ventures

CoverCress scores $8M investment led by Bunge Ventures and including REG Ventures

March 24, 2021 |

In Missouri, Midwestern farmers are one step closer to the prospect of growing a new cover crop that will generate a cash margin while supporting regenerative agriculture. CoverCress Inc. announced it has raised another $8 million to fund its final stage of crop development and scale up for its first commercial planting for the fall […]

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Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

February 8, 2021 |

In Missouri, The National Corn Growers Association has launched its third corn innovation challenge with a call for ideas about how corn can be used to produce sustainable chemicals and products.  “Corn is an affordable, abundant, sustainably grown crop that has a myriad of uses and applications, which is why we are holding our third […]

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Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

December 30, 2020 |

In Missouri, state Sen. Denny Hoskins has pre-filed a bill called the Missouri Made Fuels Act that would see biodiesel blending increase annually through 2024, reaching 20% by that time. The legislation seeks a first 5% blending mandate starting in April 2022, increasing to 10% in March 2023 before reaching 20% the following year. During […]

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CoverCress teams with Salk Institute to boost crop traits

CoverCress teams with Salk Institute to boost crop traits

October 21, 2020 |

In Missouri, CoverCress, Inc., announced a new collaboration with the Salk Institute to improve plant yield, soil health and soil organic carbon storage in cover crops via cutting-edge technologies developed by the Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI). HPI is an innovative, scalable and bold approach to address climate change by turbocharging plants’ ability to capture […]

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Researchers find seed dispersal gene in wild populations for first time

Researchers find seed dispersal gene in wild populations for first time

October 8, 2020 |

In Missouri, innumerable road trips and hundreds of plants have resulted in a paper, “A genome resource for green millet Setaria viridis enables discovery of agronomically valuable loci,” in Nature Biotechnology. Researchers from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, along with researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) […]

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Biodiesel vehicles wrapped up and rolling around the country to promote the fuel

Biodiesel vehicles wrapped up and rolling around the country to promote the fuel

September 22, 2020 |

In Missouri, newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways from the nation’s capital, to Texas oil country, up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that eight biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share […]

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NBB launches newest ad campaign to promote advanced biodiesel fuels

NBB launches newest ad campaign to promote advanced biodiesel fuels

September 15, 2020 |

In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board’s latest national advertising campaign hit airwaves in September with biodiesel and renewable diesel education aimed at key decision makers on the benefits of these advanced fuels. “The ad campaign strives to increase consumer acceptance and industry growth through education and promotion,” says NBB Director of Communications Kaleb Little. “Biodiesel […]

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National Corn Growers Association supports E25 pump expansion

National Corn Growers Association supports E25 pump expansion

September 9, 2020 |

In Missouri, building out the infrastructure needed for future mid-level blends of ethanol continues to be a priority of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Over the past three-years, NCGA and state partners have worked with Wayne Fueling Systems to produce and sell fuel pumps certified to deliver fuel containing up to 25 percent ethanol. Thanks […]

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