Illinois Soybean Growers Encouraged by B20 Biodiesel’s Inclusion in Proposed Consumers and Climate First Act

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., - April 30, 2021 – ISG Government Relations Committee Chairman, Ron Kindred, a soybean and corn farmer from Atlanta, Ill., has released the following statement in reaction to Governor Pritzker’s proposed Consumers and Climate First Act:

“ISG is encouraged by the Governor’s actions in proposing to decarbonize fuels by using biodiesel blends, and we support the minimum biodiesel blend of 20% set for all diesel fuel sold in Illinois. This would achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” says Kindred.  “Illinois’ 43,000 soybean farmers are proud to produce Illinois grown energy that supports essential agribusiness and provides for a cleaner burning fuel that results in better environmental outcomes.”

The Consumers and Climate First Act proposes to, “Decarbonize fuels during the transition to electrification, and establishes minimum biodiesel standards (B20) for diesel fuel sold in Illinois to smooth the transition to an electrified transportation sector.”

Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean producers. As part of ISA’s mission to uphold the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education, ISG advances the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level. Voice for Soy, the ISG legislative action network, allows producers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information, visit www.ilsoygrowers.com or www.voiceforsoy.org.

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