By 2020, EU Member States are required to fulfill at least 20 percent of their total energy needs with renewable sources, with at least 10 percent attributed directly to transport fuels. This presents a new biofuels market opportunity for U.S. farmers, who are ready to deliver certified sustainably-grown soybeans that will positively impact EU air quality.
The SSAP-RED (Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol-Renewable Energy Directive) is a voluntary program developed by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), with support from the United Soybean Board (USB). This program meets the specific requirements of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and sources SSAP-RED-verified soybeans as feedstock for the production of biodiesel.