Making Minnesota known as The Place to build the Bioeconomy

The Coalition aims to position Minnesota as a global leader in the Bioeconomy by working together on a shared strategy.

Bioeconomy Benefits

The Bioeconomy can help boost the economy, increase energy security, reduce emissions, and improve public health

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Who We Are

We work to bring all players of the Bioeconomy together from research and development to production and use to growing the industry

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Growing the Bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota brings together everyone involved in the Bioeconomy to collaborate and grow the industry, along the entire value chain from research and development to production and use. It aims to make Minnesota THE PLACE to build the Bioeconomy, adding value to our forestry, agriculture, and organic waste resources.

The Bioeconomy is an essential part of the clean energy innovation sector that contributes to economic growth and environmental and public health benefits.

The Latest Happenings

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November 1, 2017

The North Woods’ Giving Tree: Paper Birch Provides Many Useful Products

Where the cold and unforgiving climates of the world reign – Siberia to Scandinavia, North…

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February 9, 2018

Demonstrating the Power of Woody Biomass in Minnesota’s Northwoods

As part of Bioenergy Day last fall, Itasca Community College (ICC) held a ribbon cutting…

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Upcoming Event

Winter Annual Oilseeds: Virtual Field Day #3

June 9th 12:30pm
UMN Forever Green Initiative
Online via Zoom

Winter camelina (Camelina sativa) and pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) are new winter-hardy annual oilseeds that have great potential for use as a cash cover crop that protects soil and water while also providing economic benefits to farmers in the Upper Midwest. This webinar will provide a 40-minute overview on market and…

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