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 corn oil. This generated $6.7 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses and supported 18,974 jobs last year. Read More
Thirty-four students from Ridgewater College in Wilmar toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson on Feb 21 to learn about ethanol and DDGS production. During the tour, the students learned about the various nutrient components of DDGS and its overall consistency as produced through CVEC’s processes as well as the plant’s quality assurance procedures . The students who toured CVEC were from Ridgewater College’s Animal Nutrition Class.   Read More
Eight students from Triton High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel on Feb 7 to learn about renewable energy production. During the tour, the students learned about the different components of ethanol production such as incoming grain grading, grain handling, grain storage, liquefaction, fermentation, distillation, distiller grain drying, corn oil separation, product storage and product shipment.   The students, from grades 11 to 12, were from Triton High School’s Agricultural Economics class. Read More
Sec. Perdue Announces $100 Million Funding For Higher Blends Infrastructure The USDA will make $100 million in competitive grants available for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program . Read More

Rep. Craig Leads Letter Reiterating Support For Biofuels A letter signed by 11 members on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus are urging the Select Committee on Climate Crisis to include biofuels . Read More

EPA Consulting White House Over SREs I n late Jan the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit said the EPA must reconsider some waivers it gave oil refineries . Read More

Ethanol Reduced GHG Emissions By 54.1 Million Tons In 2019 The GHG emission reductions from ethanol usage in 2019 was the equivalent of removing 11.5 million cars from the road for an entire year. Read More
78 Million Gallons of E15 Sold In MN In 2019 The total volume of E15 sold in Minnesota in 2019 was 32 percent more than the 59.4 million gallons recorded in 2018 . Read More

MN's Ethanol Consumption Ratio In 2018 Was 12.4% Overall ethanol consumption in the country declined in 2018 as the EPA's RFS waivers to the oil industry began to take a toll . Read More

Ethanol Industry Contributed $43 Billion To GDP In 2019 The industry also supported 68,684 direct jobs as well as 280,327 indirect and induced jobs, generating $23.3 billion in household income . Read More

Kansas Ethanol To Install Whitefox ICE To Further Reduce Energy Consumption Whitefox will install its Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at the plant which produces 77 million gallons of ethanol a year. Read More