Iowa company supplying biodiesel to power Super Bowl generators


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Renewable Energy Group will provide as much as 15,000 gallons of biodiesel blends at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., during the Super Bowl. It also will supply biodiesel for more than 18 generators along Super Bowl Boulevard in New York City leading up to the game

The National Football League environmental program director, Jack Groh, says that this is one of the many steps the NFL is taking to make Super Bowl greener. 

To learn more, head over to The Gazette. 

Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Climate


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The value of agriculture in the strategy to address the growth in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to a changing climate was evidenced by the appearance last month at Climate Week NYC by Pam Johnson, the president of the National Corn Growers Association. The multi-day event in New York City was a summit of government, business and policy leaders brought together to build coalitions that can drive innovation and deliver practical solutions.

Growers now produce more crops on increasingly limited arable acres, that they sequester carbon with low-till practices, and that they produce biofuels like ethanol made from corn and biodiesel derived from soybeans emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases than comparable, fossil-based fuels.

To learn more about the US agricultural impact, and plans for the future, head over to 25×25.