H5N1 Vaccine and Renewable Diesel Displaces Biodiesel

H5N1 Vaccine and Renewable Diesel Displaces Biodiesel

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**The U.S. and European Union are taking steps to acquire or manufacture H5N1 bird flu vaccines to protect at-risk poultry and dairy workers, veterinarians, and lab technicians, and to curb a pandemic threat.

U.S. officials are moving bulk vaccine that closely matches the current virus into almost five million vaccine doses.

These actions come after the rapid spread of a new bird flu that emerged in late 2020.

**The Renewable Fuel Standard mandates that a specific volume of certain biofuels be used each year in transportation fuel.

For many years, biodiesel filled that part of the mandate, but renewable diesel has displaced biodiesel’s share of the market.

Production of renewable diesel has grown from 40 million gallons in the 2010-2011 marketing year to 2.3 billion gallons in 2022-2023, surpassing biodiesel production for the first time.

**The USDA is seeking information from the public on protocols that may be considered for inclusion in a new Greenhouse Gas Technical Assistance Provider and Third-Party Verifier Program.

This is the main program of the Growing Climate Solutions Act.

The input is being collected through a Request for Information and will be considered in the preparation of a proposed rule to establish the program.

Submit comments during the 30-day period at www.regulations.gov .

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