Filling up with ethanol

Proposed federal legislation such as the Build Back Better bill, as well as statewide initiatives such as the California Fuel Standards, have put future research and development of renewable biofuels in the forefront of the climate change battle.

As a leader in renewable energy resources, Minnesota could have an outsized impact from the climate change-fighting provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The bill, signed into law by President Joe Biden in August, would offer nearly $370 billion in incentives to consumers, utilities and corporations to curb planet-warming emissions.