Home grown biofuels reduce Germany's soy imports

Without co-products from domestic biofuel production, Germany would have to increase its imports of soy feedingstuffs by 65 %.

When canola is used as a source for biodiesel, vegetable oil production claims only some 40 % of the raw material. The remaining crush is a valuable feedingstuff that lessens the need of other agricultural products in the troughs. And when bioethanol is sourced from grains, dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a co-product can equally be used for feeding farm animals. Thanks to Germany’s biofuel production, the country produced some 3.4 million tons of co-products that farmers can use as a feedingstuff for their animals. Without those co-products, imports of soy would have to increase by 65 %.

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