Policy

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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June 21, 2022

Bioeconomy Coalition 2022 Legislative Session Recap

Minnesota’s 2022 legislative session adjourned on Monday, May 23. Legislators spent the session’s final weeks trying to work out the differences between House and Senate bills. Although…

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January 12, 2022

Minnesota Legislative Priorities for the Bioeconomy in 2022

Minnesota’s next legislative session is fast approaching, with legislators set to reconvene—whether in person or remotely—on January 31. The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota is gearing up for…

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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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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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April 22, 2021

2021 Minnesota Legislative Priorities: Bioeconomy

While the legislative session in Minnesota looks different this year due to the pandemic, our coalition remains committed to advocating for the bioeconomy. Like in previous years,…

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March 4, 2021

Partnership on Waste and Energy Releases Policy and Regulatory Considerations to Develop Food Waste Digestion in Minnesota Report

The Partnership on Waste and Energy, a collaboration between Minnesota’s Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties that addresses waste and energy management issues, just released the report, Policy…

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December 8, 2020

Governor’s Council on Biofuels Supports Vision for Minnesota Clean Fuels Policy

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels released its recommendations to Governor Tim Walz on November 2, 2020, which include a recommendation that Minnesota move forward with a…

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August 31, 2020

Bioincentive Program Contributes to $1.2 Billion of Economic Activity in Minnesota in 2019

A new report finds the Bioincentive Program contributed to $1.2 billion dollars of economic activity through construction and $601.7 million from operations, including employment for more than…

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April 20, 2020

Why an Ethanol Advocacy Group Supports a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy

The Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute (GPI), recently released a report detailing how a successful clean fuels policy should be designed. The initiative brings together…

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