Earlier this month the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, along with the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Renewable Fuels Association and 29 other stakeholders, lent its name to the white paper, “A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest.” For more than nine months we participated in stakeholder discussions that developed the white paper, which lays the foundation for a clean fuels policy that could expand ethanol usage in Minnesota’s transportation sector Read More
It's official. 2019 was a record year for E15 sales in Minnesota. In March, monthly sales exceeded 6 million gallons for the first time. In May, it breached the 7-million-gallon mark. By October, the cumulative volume for the year (64.38 million gallons) had surpassed the volume sold for the whole of 2018 (59.4 million gallons). In November, that volume rose to a new record of 71.44 million gallons.  Read More
Court Decision Casts Doubt On Dozens Of US Refinery Waivers A US court decision striking down three biofuel waivers that the EPA gave oil refineries in 2017 has cast doubt on the legitimacy of dozens of other EPA exemptions granted under similar circumstances . Read More

Tenth Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA SREs The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Jan 24 struck down three SREs that were issued by EPA . The refineries were owned by CVR Energy and HollyFrontier. Read More

Sustainable Jet Fuel Available During WEF 2020 Finland-based Neste supplied renewable jet fuel to the Zurich Airport during the recent World Economic Forum. The carbon footprint of its renewable jet fuel is up to 80% less than fossil jet fuel. Read More

USDA To Launch New Biofuel Infrastructure Program The USDA is seeking input from stakeholders to create a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to expand the availability of ethanol blends. Read More
Phase One Trade Deal With China Promises Ag Sales, Structural Reform The agreement is set to go into effect on Feb 14 and includes confidential sales targets for a full range of US agricultural products, including grains, DDGS and ethanol . Read More

EIA Predicts Ethanol Production Will Remain Flat Throughout 2021 The EIA expects ethanol production to be 1.03 million barrels a day while ethanol consumption to be 947,000 barrels a day in 2020.  Read More

Congressional Watchdog To Review EPA's SRE Use The Government Accountability Office accepted the request from lawmakers - including MN's Rep. Collin Peterson - to examine the administration’s handling of the waivers handed out for the 2018 compliance year . Read More

US Ethanol Exports Ease Despite Pop In Sales To Brazil Two thirds of all ethanol exports in November were to Brazil, followed by Canada and Columbia. Read More