Farmers in Kenya have started switching to irrigation pumps powered by cottonseed biodiesel to water their crops. In the midst of a severe drought that’s raising famine concerns, Zaynagro Industries is producing the biodiesel that provides cheap power to the pumps saving Kenya’s food supply.
The EPA released a proposal last Friday that would increase the required production of biofuels by only 0.6%, from 19.9 billion gallons in 2019 to 20 billion gallons in 2020. This includes 15 billion gallons of ethanol, as well as 5 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and biomass-based diesel.
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In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, we talk to a Solectrac executive about the company's search for a new investor. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks about the majors' growing presence in the precision retrofit market.