Experts Say Ethanol Study Used Bad Model

(Des Moines Register, April 21) - Experts have criticized a study by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for using extreme assumptions to determine that cellulosic ethanol creates more carbon emissions than gasoline.

Read the entire story here : Experts Say Ethanol Study Used Bad Model

RFA: New Stover Study Is Deeply Flawed

(Renewable Fuels Association, April 21) - A new study published in Nature Climate Change which claims biofuels made from corn stover emits more greenhouse gases than gasoline is deeply flawed, said the Renewable Fuels Association.

Read the entire story here: RFA: New Stover Study Is Deeply Flawed

DENCO II's E85 Campaign Expands

(April 18, 2014) - The DENCO II ethanol plant in Morris has added the Hancock Co-Op station to its campaign to offer E85 at a $1 discount to regular unleaded gasoline bringing the total number of participating stations to 11.

Read the entire story here : DENCO II's E85 Campaign Expands

Ethanol Drops As Production Climbs To Highest Since December

(Bloomberg, April 16) - Ethanol prices have fallen to a 86.85 cent discount to gasoline as production has reached its highest level since December 2013.

Read the entire story here : Ethanol Drops As Production Climbs To Highest Since December

Iowa Economists: 2014 Ethanol Prices Drop To 58% Of Retail Gas

(Ethanol Producer Magazine, April 14) - Two Iowa economists say the price of ethanol in 2014 is 58% lower than retail gasoline prices.

Read the entire story here : Iowa Economists : 2014 Ethanol Prices Drop To 58% Of Retail Gas

FEW 2014
Providing the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment, the FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world.

FEW 2014
The upcoming National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing advanced biofuels, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.

Did You Know?

To produce one barrel of ethanol (42 gallons) requires less than 138 gallons of water (Minn. Technical Assist. Program). Get the facts.

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association is on Twitter!

Fueling the Economy

With ethanol, our energy future is 'Right Here, Right Now'. Over 200 plants nationwide are turning everyday abundant renewable ingredients into clean, sustainable energy.

Open Road


On American roads ethanol is saving consumers money at the pump and improving overall engine performance. In 2011, the use of ethanol helped reduce the average price of gas by $1.09 saving American families $1,200 over the year. Additionally, as a high octane additive, ethanol helps car engines run cleaner and reduces engine knock and pinging

How Renewable Fuels Benefit Minnesotans


Too many corn farmers in Minnesota used to see their crops exported out of the country, taking local economic development along with them. As technology advanced, crop yields spiked, and the demand for domestic fuel sources grew, a group of corn farmers started a value-added ethanol plant in Benson, MN in 1995.

E15

Looking for a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today? Choose E-15 at your local fueling station! More Information

Stay Informed with MBA!


To stay up-to-date on the latest in the renewable fuels industries in Minnesota, please sign up for our newsletter, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Buzz.

Looking for Biodiesel?


The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center web site offers a handy tool that allows you to enter your zip code and find the pump closest to you.

Get More Value From Your Flex-Fuel Vehicle


Locate A E85 Or Blender Pump Near You
This map shows gas stations in the Minnesota that have E85 and blender pumps, which offer a variety of mid-range ethanol blends like E20, E30, and E50.

We Love Oil

 We love how oil companies want to keep us dependent on a dirty, climate warming, expensive fuel that is in short supply. Isn't that just great?

40 Facts About Ethanol

 40 Facts About Ethanol