The November elections did shift the balance of power among Democrats and Republicans in both the Minnesota Senate as well as the US Senate and the White House. Following the elections, I'm frequently asked, what does this shift mean for ethanol and renewable chemicals?
On an academic level, the social, economic, energy security, consumer and environmental benefits that stem from biofuels are apolitical and have no party affiliation.
For nearly six years the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has worked with Democrats and Republicans including lawmakers from the urban and suburban areas and rural communities of the state. We all found common ground and ways to grow the biofuel and renewable chemical industry to displace imported, finite petroleum-based products.
To produce what we require for mobility and products from renewable ingredients grown right here in Minnesota helps our community and improves the environment.Read More
The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association presented the 2016 Distinguished Retailer award earlier this month to Tobasi Stop, which owns three E15 stations in the Twin Cities. Tobasi Stop first began offering E15 at its station on Selby Avenue in St Paul in December 2015. It later began offering E15 at its other two stations which are located in New Brighton and on Minnehaha Avenue in St Paul respectively. Read More
Cellulosic and biorefining technology company, Edeniq Inc, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. The company's Pathway Technology combines cellulase enzymes with its high-shear milling equipment, called the Cellunator, to produce up to 2.5 percent cellulosic ethanol, a 7 percent increase in overall ethanol yield and a 30 percent increase in corn oil recovery. Read More