Blogging For Biofuels

Earlier this week, Nissan Motor Co announced it was researching and developing a new fuel cell technology that will be powered by ethanol and here are more details on Nissan's ground-breaking initiative.

We recently participated in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification to learn more about our swine industry agricultural allies. After taking a sunny scenic route over to Hutchinson we sat down with 19 other farmers to be educated on the evolving pork practices shaping the 2016 pork industry.

U.S. ethanol and ethanol co-product exports contributed a total of $7.54 billion to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, according to a new study by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers.

Solenis, a chemical specialty supplier and a vendor member of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, brings value-added products to the biofuels industry. We recently spoke to Andrew Ledlie, biorefining marketing manager at Solenis, to learn more. Read more below.

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed to set the 2017 renewable volume obligation (RVO) for corn ethanol at 14.8 billion gallons. While the EPA’s proposal is a step in the right direction, the level proposed for 2017 (and 2016) is still below the 15 billion gallons Congress stipulated under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Ethanol and Octane For Beginners

  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016 14:48

Ethanol is often talked about as a high-octane fuel. But not everyone has a clear understanding of octane and how it affects the performance of their cars. So let's start right at the beginning : what is octane?

All Big Oil's Men

  • Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:41

You may have heard by now that there is a new piece of anti-RFS legislation in Congress that has an air of familiarity to it. Well, it feels familiar because the authors of said bill are vehemently anti-RFS and have pulled these stunts before. 

E15 sales in Minnesota in the first quarter of 2016 surpassed 1.5 million gallons.