Janesville, July 31 –Teachers from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture program that toured Guardian Energy today are looking at incorporating renewable energy production into their respective curricula.  Twenty-one teachers from the department’s Minnesota Agriculture In The Classroom program took part in a 75-minute tour of Guardian Energy to get an overview of the role science plays in ethanol production and its importance to Minnesota’s agriculture industry.

On July 24, the new acting administrator for the EPA, Andrew Wheeler said the agency is open to changes sought by the biofuel industry, but only if we make concessions with Big Oil. “When everyone is complaining about the program, we need to look at ways to change the program,” he said. Let’s be clear here. There are legitimate complaints from the biofuel industry because Wheeler’s predecessor turned over the agency to Big Oil. How else can you explain the 2.25 billion gallons of ethanol that were lost via the EPA’s RVO waivers to refineries in the last two years? Read More
Global bio-refining technology provider, ICM, Inc, has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s (MN Biofuels) latest vendor member. Headquartered in Colwich, Kan., ICM provides the ethanol industry with innovative technologies, solutions, services and diversified feed products.
MN Biofuels released its 2018 Half Year Report to its producer and vendor members at a networking event in Prior Lake on July 11. Read More
NEWS & BLOGS IN JULY

Pruitt 2.0? EPA acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler's, recent comments suggest he plans on following through on his predecessor's policies.  Read More

Andrew Wheeler Must Reverse Damage To American Heartland EPA's RVO waivers to oil refiners has hurt farmers in the Midwest, says former Sen. Jim Talent . Read More

EPA Hasn't Told The Whole Story Of The Beneifts Of Biofuels The agency's recent report on environmental and resource conservation deliberately misses the mark, says former Sen. Byron Dorgan. Read More

Inver Grove Heights Biofuel Plant Still On Track, But Hurdles Remain Enerkem's plans for a garbage-to-ethanol plant in Minnesota is progressing . Read More

California Reaches GHG Reduction Goal CARB says the use of biofuels in the transportation sector played a major role in achieving that goal . Read More

Lawmakers Ask Wheeler To Address Refinery Waivers; RVP-relief for E15 In separate letters, Iowa's congressional delegation and North Dakota's Sen. Heidi Heitkamp want the EPA to stop "hardship" waivers to refiners . Read More

Grassley Blasts EPA's 'Non-Answer' Over Waivers The EPA has refused a request from Sen. Chuck Grassley to disclose the recipients of the agency's refinery waivers. Read More

Nearly 30 Million Gallons of E15 Sold In MN E15 sales in Minnesota this year nearly cracked the 30-million-gallon mark with a record volume of 29.98 million gallons sold in the first five months of 2018.   Read More

Some Questions For The New EPA Administrator We list out some questions for Andrew Wheeler who took over at the helm of the EPA from Scott Pruitt earlier this month. Read More