Blogging For Biofuels

Two More E15 Stations In Minnesota

  • Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

A Cenex in Starbuck and a new Minnoco in St Paul are the latest stations to offer E15 in Minnesota.

2015 RFS : Three Questions

  • Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

Following the EPA's decision to postpone its final targets for the 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS, the ethanol industry is once again facing more questions than answers.

What the EPA's Latest Announcement Means

  • Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

The EPA's long-awaited announcement on the RFS targets for 2014 were finally announced today. And the announcement? No decision on the 2014 RFS targets would be made in 2014.

Following the mid-term elections, the Keystone XL pipeline has resurfaced as the issue of the day. Indeed, despite its defeat in the Senate yesterday, speculation is rife the controversial pipeline will be approved next year by both the Senate and Congress.

Ethanol reduces the equivalent of emissions from 294,000 cars annually in Michigan, a new study by Michigan State University (MSU) concludes.

The facts are in:  rather than using more land to grow renewable ingredients for ethanol, farmers worldwide have been using land more efficiently. 

Once again, biofuels are blamed for high food prices. The University of Minnesota's environmental solutions magazine, Ensia, ran a story Wednesday addressing future food supply needs that incorrectly blamed biofuels for pushing food prices upwards.

Minnesota's biofuel production was the equivalent of 145.3 trillion Btu in 2012, a new map from the Department of Energy shows.