This past year, new soybean crush facilities were announced in Casselton and Spiritwood, North Dakota. North Dakota Soybean Council Director of Market Development Jena Bjertness says the state is a leader in developing the market. “North Dakota has the new crush facility going into Spiritwood from ADM and every bit of oil from that facility is going to Dickinson to become renewable diesel before going to California to feed their low-carbon fuel standard. North Dakota is about to become a major player.” Sustainable aviation fuel is another market that’s exploded the last few months. Bjertness says soybean oil is in the race to become a major supplier. “It’s really a race with the feedstocks to see who’s going to fill that market.”
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