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January 16, 2017
Area farmer attending National Biodiesel Conference
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Jim Willers, a rural Beaver Creek farmer and chairman of the New Uses Action Team for the Minnesota Soybean Research and...
January 16, 2017 - 9:18pm
April 5, 2016
Ethanol, biodiesel added to rail report: Expanded reporting started April 4
WASHINGTON — As of Monday, the federal government’s Petroleum Supply Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration included...
April 5, 2016 - 9:52pm
January 30, 2015
New report fuels biofuels debate
ST. PAUL — Making fuel from plants is not such a good idea after all, an environmental think tank says. The New York Times cites a World Resources Institute report’s claims that plant-based fuel such as ethanol and biodiesel are not green alternatives to fossil fuels like gasoline. “I...
January 30, 2015 - 9:04pm
July 22, 2014
Column: Biodiesel a long-term solution to energy needs
By RON MARR, Minnesota Soybean Processors BREWSTER — The idea of blending biodiesel into diesel fuel is not new in Minnesota. The law that requires a minimum of 10 percent biodiesel that started July 1 isn’t new, either. The original law was passed in 2008 — largely through...
July 22, 2014 - 7:11pm
July 21, 2014
Column: Don't let big oil bully biofuels
By U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley WASHINGTON — It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. America’s road warriors have long cherished...
July 21, 2014 - 4:46pm
July 7, 2014
Column: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate - costly, risky and unfair
By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. The trucking industry believes consumers...
July 7, 2014 - 3:52pm
July 4, 2014
It's truckers vs. farmers on biodiesel mandate
ST. PAUL — Adding something to a petroleum-based fuel always has been controversial, so it should be no surprise that soybean-based biodiesel brings disputes. “It’s blatantly unfair and costly to the trucking industry,” President John Hausladen of the Minnesota Trucking Association...
July 4, 2014 - 9:08pm
March 17, 2014
Committee rejects biodiesel mandate delay
ST. PAUL — Plans to increase the percentage of soybean oil in diesel fuel sold in Minnesota survived a delay attempt Monday. “This isn’t over,” state Senate Commerce Chairman James Metzen, D-South St. Paul, said moments after his committee overwhelmingly defeated a bill that...
March 17, 2014 - 8:51pm
February 25, 2014
Buses battle bitter cold
BEMIDJI — The day after Christmas break, Greg Liedl got a most-unwelcome gift: a frozen tank. Liedl, the transportation coordinator for Bemidji...
February 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
June 14, 2013
MnSP officials advocate for biodiesel in Washington
BREWSTER -- A trio of representatives from Minnesota Soybean Processors in Brewster were in the nation's capitol earlier this week to meet with...
June 14, 2013 - 9:25pm
January 24, 2011
MnSP receives nearly $400k in USDA funds
BREWSTER -- Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster has been awarded nearly $400,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to help offset the cost of soybeans used in the production of biodiesel. The funds, authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, are funded through the USDA's bioenergy...
January 24, 2011 - 8:11pm
December 20, 2010
MnSP to restart biodiesel production
BREWSTER -- When President Barack Obama signed the 2010 tax relief bill on Friday, making the biodiesel tax credit retroactive to Jan. 1 and extending it through the end of 2011, the phones began to ring at Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP). Orders for the soy-based diesel fuel...
December 20, 2010 - 7:17pm
May 17, 2010
MnSP still waiting for biodiesel tax credit
WORTHINGTON -- Biodiesel production at Minnesota Soybean Processors near Brewster has been cut back significantly in the last several months as a result of the federal government's failure to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit. The $1 per gallon credit, which Congress allowed to...
May 17, 2010 - 8:56pm
December 29, 2009
Editorial: Biodiesel subsidy needs renewal
Minnesota Public Radio reported Monday that the $1-per-gallon biodiesel subsidy paid to refineries that blend the fuel into their products will likely be renewed at some point in 2010. In the meantime, however, Minnesota's 5-percent biodiesel mandate -- and the biodiesel industry...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
As others see it: Minnesota takes big biodiesel step
Minnesota government leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty can take pride in moving Minnesota forward with a strategic energy policy that is leading the country. On May 1, Minnesota became one of the first, if not the first, state to require its diesel fuel be blended with 5 percent biodiesel,...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am