By Clean Fuels Alliance America
Published in Kentucky Soybean Sentinel’s December 2023 Issue
USDA projects that 12 billion pounds of soybean oil will go into U.S. production of clean fuels like biodiesel. Clean fuel production has become a massive industry, supporting 65,000 jobs, creating $17 billion in economic activity and providing about 13% of the value of a bushel of soybeans.
At the center of one of the most transformative times in history for clean fuels, where renewable diesel, biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel are gaining unprecedented traction across powerhouse markets, the annual Clean Fuels Conference has officially opened for registration.
The event, hosted by Clean Fuels Alliance America, takes place in vibrant Fort Worth, Texas February 5-8, 2024. The conference boasts an impressive speaker lineup and rich educational content addressing top energy issues of our time. Attendees will learn the latest on the next generation of low-carbon fuel policies, feedstock development opportunities and decarbonization efforts from leading Fortune 500 companies, among other hot topics.
Distinguished speakers confirmed for the event include:
- Angela Caddell: Vice President, Agricultural Products, BNSF Railway
- David Allen: Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo
- Jill Blickstein: Vice President of Sustainability, American Airlines
- John Jansen: Vice President, Marketing, United Soybean Board
The event will also spotlight Original Equipment Manufacturers, facing a ticking clock on aggressive new vehicle emissions standards and climate goals. An all-star lineup of OEMs, fleets, and industry experts will share their strategies and how higher blends of high-quality biodiesel and renewable diesel fit into their plan of action.
“Farmer participation is as critical now as it was when soybean farmers first created this industry 30 years ago,” said Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen. “We have much to discuss as our fuels gain the recognition they deserve. This conference is THE place where clean fuels business gets done, and this is an exciting time for farmer leaders to get involved.”
In addition to the event’s productive networking opportunities, planned educational sessions include:
- “Bullish on Biodiesel, Soaring with SAF”
- “Chill Out: Winter’s Promising Oils, Cash Crops and Carbon Tools”
- “Lowering Carbon Intensity with Climate-Smart Ag”
- “The Time Value of Carbon: OEMs and Fleets Tackle the GHG Challenge”
Visit cleanfuelsconference.org to register for the conference.
This article was funded by the United Soybean Board Checkoff.