E85 Research Highlighted in MN Corn Podcast

E85 Research Highlighted in MN Corn Podcast

University of Minnesota professor, Will Northrop, was the first guest in a new podcast series put together by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. This monthly podcast will highlight new uses for corn as well as improved farming practices. In the first episode, Will talks about the research he is conducting at the Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Lab at the U of M regarding some exciting advancements in how alternative energy sources can work together to make transportation cleaner. The lab is working on a small engine, also known as a range extender, that is housed inside a battery electric […]

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88 Octane Campaign Launch

If you’ve been listening to the radio while working from home or driving to get the essentials at the store, perhaps you’ve come across a commercial or advertisement highlighting MNFuels.com and 88 octane. Recently, the Better Fuel Initiative launched a marketing campaign focusing on the benefits of 88 octane and other ethanol blends. A variety of radio ads, billboards, light rail and bus wraps are showcasing the benefits of 88 octane. So just what are the benefits, you say? I’m glad you asked. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions According to the USDA, ethanol made from corn has 39-43% lower harmful greenhouse […]

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National Ag Week 2020

It is National Ag Week 2020. You may have forgotten. If so, it’s understandable. After all, you have a lot on your mind at the moment. The MNFuels blog is dedicated to getting the word out on the background, benefits and availability of renewable fuel in Minnesota. If you’ve previously stopped by, you know this site primarily focuses on ethanol-based E10, Unleaded 88-E15 and flex fuel blends such as E85. For the 2020 National Ag Week, things are different. Our nation‒our world‒has been rocked by the double-punch of global pandemic and economic crisis‒a truly black swan event. Yet history reminds […]

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Fueling Up For an Exciting Spring

Better Fuel Initiative As you may have heard from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and one of our previous blog posts, the Better Fuel Initiative is setting high standards for the state’s biofuel use. This initiative supports an increase in the existing biofuel standard of 10 percent to 15-percent biofuel. That means E15 or 88 octane would be the standard gasoline customers would use at the pump. An 88 octane standard would reduce our reliance on petroleum while providing a lower-priced option at the pump that reduces tailpipe emissions. It would also benefit our local communities and economy and support […]

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