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

May 30, 2023

A Conversation with Experts on the US EPA’s Proposed eRIN Pathway

The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota invited electric vehicle and renewable natural gas experts to a coalition meeting to discuss the implications of a newly proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel…

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May 24, 2023

Bioeconomy Coalition 2023 Legislative Session Recap

Minnesota’s legislative session adjourned on Monday, May 22. A $17.5 billion budget surplus and historic federal investments in clean energy and clean fuels set the stage for a busy…

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May 23, 2023

Minnesota’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Opportunity: Forestry

The ambitious goals being set to stimulate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production present multiple opportunities for Minnesota’s forestry and agriculture sectors. Oilseed crops are used in one conversion technology. Alcohols,…

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May 18, 2023

Minnesota’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Opportunity: Policy Incentives

The push to accelerate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production presents an opportunity to boost Minnesota’s bioeconomy. New markets for greenhouse gas-reducing feedstocks could speed up the development of oil-bearing winter…

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May 1, 2023

What We’re Reading: Twin Cities Metro Area Emerald Ash Borer Wood Waste Study

Baseball bat enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts may appear to have little in common. Yet, they are both concerned about the impact of the emerald ash borer in Minnesota and several other states. The former are concerned because the emerald ash borer beetles have reduced ash trees so dramatically that most major league baseball players have switched to using maple bats after fifty years of ash dominance. On the other hand, outdoor enthusiasts are concerned about the devastating environmental impacts of the widespread emerald ash borer infestation.

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April 26, 2023

Minnesota Bioeconomy Incentive profile: Koda Energy converts waste to heat, power

Small and large businesses across rural Minnesota contribute to the state’s bioeconomy, providing jobs and economic activity in the communities they serve—a primary goal of the Minnesota Bioincentive Program. With…

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March 27, 2023

Minnesota’s Bioeconomy Incentive profile: Amp Americas converts dairy waste to renewable natural gas

As the 2023 legislative session approaches, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota continues its effort to help stakeholders understand the importance and potential of the Minnesota Bioincentive Program. The potential…

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February 10, 2023

Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Announces Legislative Priorities for 2023

Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session began on January 3. Over the next few months, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota will advocate for policy changes to grow Minnesota’s bioeconomy and position…

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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 energy investments,…

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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 much was left…

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