Blogging For Biofuels

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.

Over the past 8 months our Ethanol Plant Tour Grant program has met resounding success. This program has seen over 260 students tour the inside of their local ethanol plant to learn more about this vital Minnesota-grown industry and the important future it holds for rural America.

RINs 101

  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016 12:41

RINs or Renewable Identification Numbers are the unique 38 digit serial number assigned to every gallon of renewable transportation fuel. Ranging from biogas, to ethanol, to biodiesel, they cover a wide varying range of feedstocks and production schemes. Normally 1 gallon of a biofuel equals 1 RIN. The 1:1 ratio can vary slightly depending on the RIN category but for our 101 purposes let’s make it easy! Good so far?

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 With Some E15

  • Friday, 22 April 2016 10:38

It's Earth Day 2016 and what better way to celebrate Earth Day than with E15.