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

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 8,300 Minnesotans. You…

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August 21, 2020

Member Profile: Natural Resources Research Institute Aims to Match Minnesota’s Natural Resources with Best Opportunities

Developing a robust, diverse bioeconomy in Minnesota dovetails with the mission of the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI). This blog is part of a new series of…

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August 18, 2020

Member Profile: POET’s Contribution to Minnesota’s Bioeconomy Began in the 1990s

POET, the world’s largest biofuel producer, was part of Minnesota’s bioeconomy long before the formation of the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota (BCM). So, it’s appropriate that our new series featuring…

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July 27, 2020

Remembering the ‘Ethanol Answer Man’

Many, many, people in the agriculture and biofuels industry were saddened  to learn that Larry Johnson, known as the ‘Ethanol Answer Man’, passed away on July 19. He was eulogized…

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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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April 16, 2020

Clean Fuels Policy Would Benefit Bioeconomy, Consumers, Environment

Editor’s Note: The current COVID-19 crisis is taking a toll on clean fuel industries. The first priority is recovery. As we all navigate the ramifications of this pandemic, the Bioeconomy…

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April 10, 2020

Policy Update for the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota

The current COVID-19 crisis is impacting all aspects of life, and that includes the Bioeconomy Coalition’s important priorities in the Minnesota Legislature. The focus of legislators is rightly on the immediate crisis and the toll it’s taking on our families, friends, colleagues, and people across the nation and globe. However, I do want to take this moment to update you on the current outlook for the bioeconomy in the 2020 legislative session.

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January 10, 2020

New Report: How a Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest Should Be Designed

The Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy Initiative, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute, has released a new report detailing how a successful clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed. Read…

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January 3, 2020

Coalition Sends Letter to Governor Tim Walz in Support of Bioincentive

In advance of the 2020 legislative session, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota sent a letter to Governor Tim Walz to express concern over the potential funding shortfall for…

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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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