Tag: Minnesota

Study shows Minnesota’s ethanol industry added $2.31B to state’s 2019 GDP

Study shows Minnesota’s ethanol industry added $2.31B to state’s 2019 GDP

February 19, 2020 |

In Minnesota, despite challenging conditions in 2019, Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to a new study by ABF Economics. In 2019, the industry produced 1.31 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.6 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and 327 million pounds of […]

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Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

February 10, 2020 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is building a future of better transportation fuels for all Minnesotans by launching the Better Fuel Initiative. The initiative will promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals through the use of biofuels. The Better […]

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Minnesota’s largest utility proposing state legislation promoting renewable LNG and hydrogen

Minnesota’s largest utility proposing state legislation promoting renewable LNG and hydrogen

February 10, 2020 |

In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy, the state’s largest natural gas utility serving more than 860,000 residential and business customers, is proposing state legislation promoting innovative clean energy resources and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance Minnesota’s clean energy future. The Natural Gas Innovation Act would establish a state regulatory policy allowing a natural gas […]

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Crown introduces Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System

Crown introduces Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System

January 16, 2020 |

In Minnesota, Crown has introduced a Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System that doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields the industry’s highest output of pretreated product, and guarantees product quality specifications, regardless of feedstock. By maximizing contaminant removal, Crown’s Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System delivers the cleanest possible feedstock to renewable diesel hydrotreaters. Crown’s innovative design can double the […]

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New Report outlines “Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest”

New Report outlines “Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest”

January 7, 2020 |

In Minnesota, a new report details the unique considerations needed to design a successful Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest. Created by Midwesterners for the Midwest, the report recommends a technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health. The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white […]

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Minnesota governor announces members of new Governor’s Council on Biofuels

Minnesota governor announces members of new Governor’s Council on Biofuels

November 26, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz, Chair of the National Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. Walz recently established the Governor’s Council on Biofuels by Executive Order 19-35 to recommend proposals to foster growth in the biofuels industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It […]

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Heartland Corn Products fined $53,000 by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Heartland Corn Products fined $53,000 by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

October 28, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Heartland Corn Products, an ethanol producer in Winthrop, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $53,000 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a variety of environmental violations at its facility. The violations came to light when the company conducted its own environmental audit in 2018 after a change in management. […]

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Chippewa Valley Ethanol chocks up another court win in five-year dispute with corn supplier

Chippewa Valley Ethanol chocks up another court win in five-year dispute with corn supplier

October 8, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the West Central Tribune reports that the state’s supreme court agreed last month with the lower court’s decision regarding Chippewa Valley Ethanol’s five-year long dispute with Glacial Plains Cooperative. Chippewa Valley Ethanol ended its exclusive grain supply contract with Glacial Plains, but Glacial Plains sued because it had helped to start the company […]

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Minnesota governor’s biofuels council seeking applicants for all 15 seats

Minnesota governor’s biofuels council seeking applicants for all 15 seats

October 3, 2019 |

In Minnesota, all 15 seats of the governor’s Council on Biofuels are open for application, and so far 15 applicants have applied. The Governor’s Council on Biofuels (Council) is created to advise the Governor, and the Commissioners of the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Commerce, and the Pollution Control Agency […]

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MnDOT releases Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota

MnDOT releases Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota

September 28, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation released Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota, a new report that aims to get Minnesota on track to meet future goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act. Bolstering biofuels is part of the report, as is electric vehicles and other […]

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