The North Dakota Soybean Council is hosting 12 Fueling Your Farm Workshops statewide. Fuel consultant, MEG Corporation, will provide information about diesel fuel, biodiesel and renewable diesel. NDSC Director of Market Development Jena Bjertness says the goal is to increase farmer confidence in the use of biodiesel. “This fuel is owned by farmers and in many cases it is not used because there was a less-than-favorable experience in the past. We want to educate farmers so they can use this fuel that brings money back to their farm.” With North Dakota taking a leadership role in the development of renewable diesel, these meetings will offer more information about this product. “Renewable diesel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel. That is why states like California with the low carbon fuel standard buying up essentially all of that renewable diesel,” said Bjertness. “They’re willing to pay a premium because it is the ‘easy button’ and it can be used exactly like petroleum diesel, but it is more renewable.” The first series of meetings will be November 29 in Wahpeton, November 30 in Oakes and December 1 in Lisbon.
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