- Condensed by Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Unconventional Ag Media
Scoular Converting Kansas Facility Into Duel Oilseed Crush Plant
As the renewable fuel market expands across the region, Scoular is giving farmers greater ability to meet demand, having announced it is converting a facility in Goodland, Kansas, into a dual oilseed crush plant.
Originally acquired as a sunflower crush plant in 2021, Scoular is investing to retrofit the facility to crush both soybeans and canola. Once completed in 2024, the facility will generate 40 new jobs and will process 11 million bushels of oilseed per year - switching between soybeans and canola as demand dictates. Scoular also noted that as new low-carbon crops, such as camelina, develop in the future, the company will be able to process those seeds as well.
Also, as a means of boosting the canola industry in the region, Scoular is partnering with Kansas State University to advise farmers on best practices for growing canola - a crop that is well-suited for planting in a winter wheat rotation in the Southern Great Plains.