The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and Heartland Corn Products hosted a virtual plant visit for 11 students from Central High School in Norwood Young America on Feb 23. The students, from grades 10 to 12, were given a virtual presentation on the plant’s operations, facts on the ethanol industry and a video on the ethanol production process. This was the first virtual plant visit hosted by MN Bio-Fuels this year. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic slammed Minnesota’s ethanol industry in 2020 with production falling under a billion gallons for the first time since 2009. According to a new study by ABF Economics, Minnesota’s ethanol industry produced 956 million gallons of ethanol in 2020 (27 percent lower than 2019) as traffic volumes in the state plunged throughout the year.Nonetheless, the industry still contributed $1.5 billion to Minnesota’s economy last year and supported nearly 14,500 jobs. Read More
E15 sales in Minnesota in December 2020 totaled 6.25 million gallons, bringing the total volume sold last year to 74.4 million gallons, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.The volume in December was slightly higher than the volume registered in November (5.95 million gallons) as the traffic volume in the state grew. Read More
EPA Signals New Position On SREs The EPA has announced that it will follow the Tenth Circuit Court's ruling on SRE eligibility, suggesting the program won't be abused any longer. Read More

Polish Ethanol Producer BGW To Reduce GHG Emissions With Whitefox ICE The Whitefox ICE solution will dehydrate ethanol from 50 percent to 99.9 percent. Read More

Despite Pandemic, Ethanol Industry Generated $35 Billion To GDP In 2020 A new study shows the ethanol industry supported 62,000 direct jobs and 242,600 indirect and induced jobs in 2020. Read More

RFS Has Slashed GHG Emissions By Nearly 1 Billion Tons A new analysis shows GHG emissions have been reduced by 980 million metric tons from 2008 to 2020. Read More
EIA Maintains 2021 Ethanol Production Forecast The EIA currently predicts ethanol production will average 980,000 barrels per day this year, up from 900,000 barrels per day in 2020. Read More

Biofuels Can Contribute Now To A Cleaner Energy Future Ethanol produced with precision agriculture and other conservation practices can reduce GHG emissions by 50 percent to 76 percent compared to gasoline. Read More

Walz Urges Swift Action To Support Biofuels He asked the new administration to enforce the Clean Air Act, create a renewable fuel infrastructure program, among others. Read More

US Ethanol Exports At 1.33 Billion In 2020 Exports in 2020 were down from 1.46 billion in 2019. Read More
Earlier this week, our executive director, Timothy Rudnicki, testified at the MN House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee in support of bills to promote E15 and higher ethanol blends, as well as infrastructure funding to facilitate the move forward. You can view his testimony here (fast forward to 26:33 in the video).