Blogging For Biofuels

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.

With the mid-term elections done and dusted, will the EPA finally release its final rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)?

Falling corn prices have had little impact on food prices thus refuting the notion that ethanol has driven up food prices, says Renewable Fuels Association chairman, Randall Doyal.


Congratulations to the Governor and those members, or soon to be members, of the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Congressional Delegation for their election victories this past Tuesday. On behalf of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, which represents biofuel producers across Minnesota, we look forward to working with the Governor and newly elected lawmakers as well as those lawmakers who will be returning to office.