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NEWS & BLOGS IN  MARCH  
 
E15 Infrastructure Bill Would Add $35.9m To MN's GDPAn independent analysis shows the economic benefits of an E15 infrastructure bill that's been introduced in MN's legislature.  Read More

Response to "Habitat Loss Highest Near Ethanol Plants":Read our response to an article in the Duluth News Tribune that cited a dubious study. Read More

E15 Sales Breach 800k Gallons For Second Straight Month :  E15 sales in Minnesota totaled 827,613 gallons in January 2017.   Read More  

To Win RFS Fights, We Must Stand United: 
The industry must be united in objecting a move to shift the RFS' point of obligation.  Read More

Inver Grove Plant Would Be First To Turn Garbage Into Ethanol: 
A $200 million biofuels plant would process Dakota County's garbage into ethanol, to be blended with gasoline for use in cars and trucks. Read More

Ethanol's octane enhancing abilities outweighs any energy deficit, economists say.

Senators Urge Trump To Maintain RFS Point Of Obligation:  MN senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, were among the senators who sent the President the letter.  Read More

The US Is The Top Net Exporter Of Ethanol:The US was once again the largest net exporter of ethanol in 2016. Read More

Trump adviser Icahn Accused Of Breaching Lobbying Rules :  A consumer advocacy group is filing a  complaint  accusing  Carl Icahn of violating lobbying rules. Read More

Rep. Peterson Wants E15 Sold All Year:   He joins a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. 

Sheep And DDGs:  T he Purdue Extension says DDGS are a practical, cost-effective protein source as protein is the most expensive fraction of the sheep diet.  Read More

ARE YOU A RETAILER?
Do you have questions on the business case to sell E15 - E85?
Send your questions here.
The current biofuels infrastructure bill in the Minnesota legislature (House File 1257 and Senate File 1277) is really more than just increasing fuel tanks, pipes and dispensers.
It's about bolstering Minnesota's energy security, saving consumers at the pump, driving down greenhouse gas emissions and boosting Minnesota's economy. And to fully realize these economic, environmental and social benefits, there needs to be greater access to E15 in Minnesota. That's where this biofuels infrastructure bill comes in. If the state invests $12.5 million in E15 infrastructure, some 150 additional stations would be able to dispense E15, which in turn could potentially increase E15 consumption in Minnesota to 150 million gallons annually.  Read More



Minnesota railroad operator, Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company (TC&W), has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. TC&W operates with its affiliates, Minnesota Prairie Line and Sisseton Milbank Railroad Company, approximately 350 miles of railroad track in west central Minnesota and eastern South Dakota. The company's shipments are primarily comprised of agricultural products as well as ethanol from two plants. Read More

Eight students from Glencoe Silver Lake High School toured Heartland Corn Products March 24 to understand how clean renewable Minnesota energy is produced.  The students, from grades 10 to 12, toured the various process of ethanol production at Heartland Corn Products, which produces 100 million gallons of ethanol a year.  Read More
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