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 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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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…

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December 7, 2020

Minnesota Opens Door for Renewable Natural Gas

Minnesota took an important step in scaling the state’s renewable natural gas (RNG) market on November 19, 2020, after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved CenterPoint Energy’s interconnection…

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December 1, 2020

Gevo Makes Progress with Offtake Agreements, Decarbonization, Sustainability Efforts

New Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota member, Gevo Inc., has a bold vision for producing renewable biofuels with a zero-carbon footprint that can be used in today’s engines, from cars to…

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November 10, 2020

Bioeconomy Coalition and Natural Resources Research Institute Event to Highlight Biochar Opportunities in Minnesota

The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute, and the Natural Resources Research Institute are partnering to raise the profile of biochar in Minnesota. At its upcoming…

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