A Biomass Bright Spot from the 2016 Minnesota Legislative Session

Minnesota takes a significant step forward in implementing a new model for biomass establishment and utilization on agricultural lands.

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

On the biogas front, 2015 was a good year, especially when compared to activity in previous years.

Biogas Integration for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Anaerobic digesters are being co-located at cellulosic ethanol production to recover biogas from waste material and provide a source of process energy for the plant.

Maximizing Biogas Project Value

Given the multiple biogas project configurations and the need to bundle various economic benefits to make projects pencil out, squeezing the most value out of projects all along the supply and production chain is critical.

Public Policy Helps, Hinders Projects

Project investors and developers in Minnesota and around the country will continue to utilize state and federal programs and other public policies to put project pieces together to build new technology and bring low-carbon cellulosic fuels to market.

2015 Minnesota Legislative Session Recap: Bioeconomy Edition

A new financing program for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomass thermal is now law. Get the final details on the program now that the legislature has adjourned.

Bioeconomy Bill Prospects as MN Legislature Nears the Finish Line for 2015 Session

As the Minnesota legislature moves into the final weeks of the 2015 session here is quick rundown of the status of the Bioeconomy bill.

What’s the deal? Environmental and Bioindustry Agreement on Bioeconomy Bill

Environmental coalition throws weight behind amended bioeconomy bill in Minnesota.

Bioeconomy Bill Advances in MN Legislature

A bill establishing a production incentive program for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biomass heat was recently heard in the MN legislature.

Bioeconomy Bill Introduced in MN Legislature

Legislative proposal aims to enable commercial production of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biomass thermal energy.

Developing Pathways for a Sustainable Biomass Supply

Biomass utilization presents a large opportunity for clean energy projects, but responsible management will be essential to assure project sustainability.

Cellulosic Fuel Production Surges in August, But Not From Ethanol

August 2014 was a good month for cellulosic fuel production in the US, maybe just not from the the source you would expect.

Renewable Fuel Standard rules give boost to biogas

New renewable fuel program rules from EPA are expected to lead to a major scale-up of biogas transportation fuel projects.

International cooperation yields exchange of project models

Sweden is a world leader in bioenergy development. There is tremendous opportunity to develop Minnesota biomass.

Sweden and Minnesota Move Forward on Bioenergy Cooperation

During a recent delegation ideas and information were exchanged on waste management and energy generation.

Cellulosic ethanol from corn residue worse than Gasoline? NOT…SO…FAST…

A new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions.