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BIOFUEL  NEWS & BLOGS IN  JANUARY 
 
Outlook 2017 : Rapid Adoption Of E15: More stations are expected to offer E15 this year.  Read More

No Impact On RFS Expected From Regulation: The freeze on some regulations is viewed as proceduralRead More  

Successful Minnesota Biofuels Industry Awaits Trump :  The future of the successful biofuels industry will depend on the direction from the new administration.  Read More   

New UN Report Shows Food Vs Fuel Fallacy: 
Food prices declined for the fifth year in a row. Read More

Study Looks At Biofuel For Flights Out Of SEA-TAC: 
SEA-TAC Airport could the first major airport in the US to use biofuels for all departing flight.   Read More

Ethanol's Emission's Will Be 50% Lower Than Gasoline In 2022: 
A new study by the USDA believes ethanol's emissions would be 76% lower than gasoline if additional conservation and efficiency improvements are made by 2022 .  Read More

EIA: Ethanol Production Expected To Increase Slightly in 2018:  Ethanol production is expected to average 1 million barrels a day.  Read More

E15 Sales Jump 34% in November To New Record: For the first time, E15 sales in Minnesota breached 700,000 gallons. Read More

USDA : Corn Ethanol Reduces GHG Emissions by 43% : A new study by the USDA concludes that ethanol currently reduces emissions by 43%. Read More

Syngenta Grows Enogen Corn Footprint : Total ethanol production capacity from Enogen corn approaching 2 billion gallons. Read More
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With 598 House Bills and 499 Senate Bills introduced as of January 30, a fired up legislature and four more months remaining in the 2017 Legislative Session, we have an excellent opportunity to do more advocacy on behalf of the biofuel and renewable chemical industries in Minnesota.  As usual, the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association will work both defense and offense. Thus far, at some point in every legislative session, we have seen bills introduced which, either by accident or intent, attempt to hack away at the core of Minnesota's renewable biofuel and chemical industries. Regardless what the attack might be, MBA is there to confront, challenge and change the offending bill. MBA also works on the offense. For instance, this session MBA is working with key stakeholders and legislative bill champions in the Minnesota House and Senate to advance a couple of bills.  Read More



Global enzyme provider, CTE Global, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. Read more about CTE Global here


PREMIUM PLANT SERVICES HIRES VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS 

Our vendor member, Premium Plant Services, recently hired James Schwindeman to serve as vice president of operations. Schwindeman is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction to improve the company's profitability, productivity, safety and efficiency.
 
Before joining Premium Plant Services, Schwindeman spent several years working in various roles throughout Texas for Halliburton Energy Services, most recently as a principal field engineer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor's degree in business from Texas Tech University.
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