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The industry is represented by 35 vendor companies that provide vital support for Minnesota's ethanol industry

Ethanol Industry Contributed $45 billion To GDP In 2017 : The US ethanol industry produced a record 15.8 billion gallons of ethanol and contributed $45 billion to national GDP in 2017 Read More

Ethanol Comprised 12.4% of All Gas Consumed In MN In 2016: At 12.4 percent, Minnesota's ethanol consumption ratio was the highest in the nation  Read More  

Ethanol To Aid Engine Efficiency, Emission Reduction:  Ethanol offers many desirable properties that will help achieve the goals of greater fuel economy and lower emissions  Read More
 

The goal is to replace 30 percent of the petroleum consumed in the United States with biofuels.  Read More

Record Ethanol Exports In 2017:   In 2017, 1.37 billion gallons shipped to more than 60 countries around the world, RFA says.  Read More

Analysis Finds RFS Has Minimal Impact On Success Of Refineries:  
An analysis from Sen. Chuck Grassley finds that the blending requirement and the cost of RINs have little to do with the success of refineries and were not significant factors in the PES bankruptcy.   Read More

The Ethanol Industry's Economic Impact In MN's 2nd Congressional District: T he industry is still well represented by 20 vendor companies that support the industry and over 60 gas stations that offer higher blends of ethanol Read More
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Yes, Sen. Ted Cruz and his henchpeople are doing all they can to tear down the RFS as I write this piece. And we, along with other biofuel proponents, are doing all we can to bolster lawmakers' support for the RFS. Toward that end, the facts, the evidence are unequivocal: the RFS continues to deliver substantive consumer, economic, energy security and environmental benefits.  These assertions are based on facts.  To recap the facts: ethanol (1) provides consumers with a better value at the pump (higher octane at 5 to 15 cents less than regular unleaded), (2) has the potential to reduce annual GHG emissions by 1.07 million metric tons if all regular gasoline sales in Minnesota contained 15 percent ethanol, (3) comprises 12.4 percent of the transportation fuel in Minnesota with room to grow and (4) supports over 18,800 jobs in Minnesota.  Read more here .

Minnesota's ethanol industry remained robust in 2017, contributing $2.17 billion to the state's gross domestic product (GDP).  In a new  study  by ABF Economics, the ethanol industry in Minnesota produced 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.7 million tons of dried distiller's grains with solubles (DDGS) and 247 million pounds of corn oil in 2017.  This in turn, it said, generated $7.13 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses and supported 18,813 jobs.  Read more   here .

2017 was a landmark year for E15 in Minnesota.  It was a year when the number of stations offering E15 hit 250, the highest in the nation. It was also, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the year E15 sales hit 19.05 million gallons, a new all-time high and nearly four times the 5.68 million gallons sold in 2016.  Read more   here .
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