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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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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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May 21, 2021

Benefits for Wood-Based Renewable Diesel in a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy

As part of the Great Plains Institute’s work to develop a Midwestern clean fuels policy, we are hosting a webinar series about clean fuels on the market…

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February 22, 2021

Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program Supports Innovations in Advanced Biofuels, Thermal Energy, and Renewable Chemicals

Forests and farms play major roles in the Great Plains Institute’s vision of transforming Minnesota’s energy system for both economic and environmental benefit. Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program is…

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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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January 5, 2021

Ethanol in a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy

As part of the Great Plains Institute’s work to develop a Midwestern clean fuels policy, we are hosting webinars that focus on clean fuels in the market…

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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 for its new Messerschmitt three million BTU wood boiler. Instead of a…

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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 America to North Korea – the slender and graceful birch tree thrives.…

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April 15, 2017

Green Biologics Offers a Safer Alternative for Charcoal Lighter Fluid

Walking down the aisle of your local big box retailer, it is increasingly apparent that consumers are interested in more environmentally friendly products. Reports linking chemicals found…

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