Mariem Zaghdoudi

February 8, 2024

Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Sets its Legislative Priorities for 2024

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes on February 12 for the 2024 legislative session. In preparation for this session, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota has set its policy priorities,…

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September 28, 2023

EPA Decision Leaves eRINs Out of RFS through 2025

In December 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a set of modifications to expand the renewable fuel standard (RFS). This proposal included activating a renewable…

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May 30, 2023

A Conversation with Experts on the US EPA’s Proposed eRIN Pathway

The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota invited electric vehicle and renewable natural gas experts to a coalition meeting to discuss the implications of a newly proposed rule for…

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May 1, 2023

What We’re Reading: Twin Cities Metro Area Emerald Ash Borer Wood Waste Study

Baseball bat enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts may appear to have little in common. Yet, they are both concerned about the impact of the emerald ash borer in…

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August 16, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Invests in the Bioeconomy

On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The act provides almost $370 billion in federal funding for climate and…

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December 21, 2021

Takeaways and Policy Recommendations for Renewable Natural Gas Produced from Anaerobic Digestion

Throughout the previous posts in our series on renewable natural gas (RNG) produced from anaerobic digestion (AD), we explored opportunities and challenges for the technologies. This post…

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December 17, 2021

Q&A: Fresh Energy Weighs in on Renewable Natural Gas from Anaerobic Digestion

In our continuing quest to gather perspectives on renewable natural gas (RNG) from anaerobic digestion and the role it plays in decarbonizing transportation, we interviewed Fresh Energy’s…

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October 20, 2021

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Shares Perspective on RNG from Anaerobic Digestion

We recently reached out to Sam Wade, the director of public policy at The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, to learn more about the opportunities and challenges…

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October 8, 2021

Bioeconomy Coalition 2021 Legislative Session Recap

The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota (BCM), convened by the Great Plains Institute, advocated for policy positions during the 2021 state legislative session to grow the state’s bioeconomy…

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July 23, 2021

Renewable Natural Gas and Anaerobic Digestion 101

The production of renewable natural gas from anaerobic digestion presents a win-win scenario: diverting organic waste from landfills while producing a lower-carbon alternative to conventional natural gas…

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