Birch tree considered "The Giving Tree"

Its bark, sap, and even the fungus that grows on it, hold useful and medicinal properties.

June 11, 2019

Bioincentive Program Legislative Update

We wrote previously about the status of the Bioincentive Program in the 2019 legislative session in Minnesota. In short, the program is a performance-based incentive. The state makes…

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May 10, 2019

Bioincentive Faces Potential Major Funding Gap in Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program is currently at risk of being underfunded by the Legislature, potentially jeopardizing future projects in the state’s emerging industry. The Bioincentive Program was established in 2015 to…

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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 traditional ribbon cutting,…

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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. Minnesota’s north woods…

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June 12, 2017

Minnesota Bioeconomy Commercialization Consortium kick-off

Key stakeholders interested in advancing research and development for the bioeconomy in Minnesota met on June 8, 2017 to kick-off the Minnesota Bioeconomy Commercialization Consortium (MBCC), hosted by the Bioeconomy…

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April 24, 2017

Minnesota Policy Leaders Reaffirm Support for Bioeconomy Production Incentive

Funding for the Bioeconomy Production Incentive has been included in budget proposals from the Minnesota Governor, House, and Senate The Minnesota Legislature convened in early January and has been busy…

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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 in everyday cleaners…

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