On April 27, the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association celebrated 10 years of representing Minnesota's ethanol industry. Brian Kletscher, board president of MN Bio-Fuels, said the organization was formed in 2011 to represent Minnesota’s ethanol industry at the state legislature and to regulatory bodies, as well as increase ethanol consumption in the state through promotional and educational efforts. Read More
On April 23, Highwater Ethanol and MN Bio-Fuels hosted a virtual plant tour for 10 students from Sleepy Eye High School's Natural Resources class. Read More
On April 6, MN Bio-Fuels and Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) hosted a virtual plant tour for 20 students from Ridgewater College's Animal Nutrition class. Read More
Two of our producer members, Al-Corn Clean Fuel and CVEC, celebrated their 25th anniversaries this month. Both producers have played an integral role in growing Minnesota's ethanol industry over the last 25 years and have become significant economic drivers in Claremont and Benson, respectively.

Read more about Al-Corn's milestone here. Read more about CVEC's milestone here.
Senators Urge Regan To Uphold The RFS A dozen senators on April 20 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting that he uphold and restore confidence in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Read More

Ethanol Trends Slightly Improve Ahead Of Summer Travel Good prospects for summer travel increase the odds for ethanol output and demand to inch even closer to normal levels into mid-year. Read More
USDA Increases Forecast For Corn Use In Ethanol The USDA predicts 4.975 billion bushels of corn will go to ethanol production in 2020-’21, up from the agency’s March forecast of 4.95 billion bushels. Read More

Gov. Walz Highlights Biofuels Infrastructure Budget Proposal The Governor’s biennial budget proposal includes an investment of $2 million per year to fund the Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program. Read More