Carolyn Berninger and Mariem Zaghdoudi

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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June 23, 2021

Blog Series Explores Renewable Natural Gas from Anaerobic Digestion

This blog post is the first of a new series where we examine the interrelationship between renewable natural gas (RNG) and anaerobic digestion, address the challenges that…

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February 2, 2021

Biochar Roundtable Highlights Opportunities for Commercialization in Minnesota

On November 23, 2020, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota (BCM) and Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) co-hosted a biochar roundtable to discuss opportunities and limitations of commercializing…

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