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 clean fuels policy

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 associated with renewable…

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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…

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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 that can be…

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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 have hindered commercialization,…

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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 and how those…

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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,…

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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 advancing innovations to…

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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…

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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…

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