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

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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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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