Over the last few months the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has been taking the political pulse.
We were keenly interested in what local candidates had to say about their support for: (A) ethanol as used in regular gasoline and E15, (B) Minnesota's petroleum displacement law, (C) the RFS and (D) expanding the fueling infrastructure to make more E15 and higher ethanol blends available to Minnesotans across the State. Our findings tell an interesting story. MBA's pilot project survey was broad but targeted. Survey questions and follow up telephone calls were made to those candidates having specific ethanol touch points in their districts. We examined, for instance, whether an ethanol plant, industry stakeholder, or fuel retailer (selling E15 or higher blends) were in the district and then tallied the total number of touch points for ethanol in each targeted district. All but one of the 67 Minnesota senate districts has at least one touch point such as a fuel retailer selling E15 or E85. Other senate districts have as many as 13, 18 and 21 touch points. Read More
Twenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School toured Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton on Nov 8 to get a closer look at clean renewable energy production.
During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which delivered 59.42 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. Read More here