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RFA Talking Ethanol Regs With Trump Advisor: Indications are high President Trump will sign an executive order to move the RFS point of obligation.  Read More

New Economic Analysis Exposes Problems With Changing RFS Point Of Obligation:The study, commissioned by Growth Energy, shows the disastrous impact moving the RFS point of obligation Read More

Retailers, Marketers Urge EPA To Maintain Point Of Obligation :  Truck stop owners' trade group, NATSO, opposes shifting the RFS point of obligation.  Read More   

US Drivers To Rely On Internal Combustion For Decades: 
By 2050, 50 percent of the total worldwide fleet will still use internal combustion engines. Read More

Ethanol Plays A Crucial Role For A High Octane Future: 
As engines reduce in size, fuels with higher octane will be needed to prevent engine knock. Read More

Ethanol Industry Contributed $42 billion to GDP in 2016
The industry supported 74,420 direct jobs and 264,756 indirect and induced jobs nationally in 2016 .   Read More

Novozymes Launches Advanced Enzymes To Increase Yields:  The new enzyme is expected to increase profitability at ethanol plants.   Read More

Ernst Leads Letter To EPA For Solution To Costly Ethanol Regulations: The Iowa senator asks the EPA to make E15 available all year. Read More

Dems Probe Trump Advisor Icahn's Role In Ethanol Policy : Trump advisor, Carl Icahn, who owns a refinery, wants the RFS point of obligation moved. Read More

5.6 Million Gallons Of E15 Consumed In 2016 : E15 sales in MN in 2016 reached a new all time high and was nearly double the volume recorded in 2015.   Read More

High Scores For E20 Test On Mercedes-Benz Vehicles  :   E20 delivers good combustion properties, a high degree of efficiency and lower emissions, Germany's Clariant International Inc said after conduting a year-long test on a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles Read More

EIA Revises 2017, 2018 Ethanol Production Forecasts : The EIA expects ethanol production to average 1 million barrels a day this year and 1.02 million barrels a day in 2018. Read More
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The current legislative session in Minnesota has been filled with policy and finance bills. For instance, 1,824 bills have already been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. In the Senate, 1,572 bills have been introduced. But among the more than 3,000 bills are two which can unlock and unleash the full energy security, economic, environmental and consumer benefits of renewable ethanol made in Minnesota. The key to unlocking all this potential is currently in the hands of legislators and embodied in House File 1257 and Senate File 1277, which aim to increase access to E15 in Minnesota.   Read More



The ethanol industry continued to boost Minnesota's economy in 2016, contributing $1.98 billion to the state's gross domestic product (GDP).  A new study released by ABF Economics, which was commissioned by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, said Minnesota's ethanol industry produced 1.18 billion gallons of ethanol last year.  This in turn generated $6.67 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses and supported nearly 18,000 jobs in 2016.  ABF Economics said Minnesota's ethanol industry generated nearly $1.5 billion in household income and paid $80 million to state and local taxes in 2016. Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar reiterated her support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Minnesota's ethanol industry during visits to Al-Corn Clean Fuel and Guardian Energy on Feb 10.
The visits were part of her two-day 10-county rural economy tour in Minnesota during which she also discussed her priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill.  At both plants, according to reports, she spoke of the importance of the RFS to rural economies in Minnesota. Read More
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