Blogging For Biofuels

Minnesota senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, have submitted statements to the Senate’s congressional record opposing a provision in the 2020 Interior appropriations bill that allows the EPA to continue issuing small refinery waivers regardless of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recommendations.

The volume of E15 sold in Minnesota this year as of Sept 30 was 57.09 million gallons, nearly as much as the volume sold for the whole of 2018 (59.4 million gallons).

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) joined many other members of the ethanol industry in Ypsilanti, Michigan today to testify at the EPA's public hearing over its proposed supplemental notice for SRE reallocations. Below is MN Biofuels executive director, Tim Rudnicki's, full prepared testimony:

Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, and South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem, have asked the Trump Administration to undertake a series of executive actions to help the agriculture and ethanol industries.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a series of proposals today intended to mitigate the fallout from its issuance of RFS small refinery exemptions (SRE) to the oil industry.

Nearly 7 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In August

  • Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:14

E15 sales in August in Minnesota totaled 6.95 million gallons, according to a new report by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has called for increased use of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet the state's Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA).

Last Friday, members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus – which includes Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Angie Craig and Jim Hagedorn – sent a letter to the EPA urging Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address the damage caused by the agency’s issuance of small refinery exemptions (SREs).