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7-state Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest (February 16, 2017)
The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest today announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.   Read more...

Cleaner Vehicle Fuel Choices Grew In Minnesota In 2016 (December 28, 2016)
Minnesota continued to build on its growth in fuel choice in 2016, adding more biofuel stations, public charging stations for electric vehicles, and expanding the use of natural gas and propane as vehicle fuels. With the price of traditional petroleum fuels so low, it is easy to forget that the need and demand for less-polluting fuels is still growing.   Read more...

Little Dukes Ethanol Sale (November 17, 2015)
Coborns promotes biofuel blends, considering additional pumps at its c-stores   Read more...

Waste Management Upgrades Trucks Reducing Mobile Source Emissions & Improving Lung Health (June 2, 2014)
Waste Management is one step closer to fulfilling their sustainability goal to reduce the environmental impacts from their fleet vehicles after upgrading several trucks.   Read more...

Workshops Offers Answers About Natural Gas Vehicles (April 24, 2014)
The North Dakota Clean Cities coalition is offering three free workshops on natural gas powered vehicles.    Read more...

Minnesota's quiet march to cleaner air (September 23, 2013)
(Published in MinnPost Letters to the Editor, 9/05/13) Minnesota is making real progress on its path to cleaner vehicles, cleaner power and cleaner air   Read more...

WI Clean Diesel Grant now available - DEADLINE 8/23/13 (July 15, 2013)
Wisconin Department of Natural Resources to fund clean diesel projects   Read more...

Wisconsin Clean Air Choice says "Tanks-a-Lot" (July 15, 2013)
American Lung Association supports users of E85   Read more...

Minnesota Drivers Declare Independence From Gasoline With E85 (July 3, 2013)
Roughly 300,000 Minnesotans have a unique freedom to celebrate this Independence Day -- the freedom of choice at the fuel pump.   Read more...

Eagan Grad Wins Biodiesel Essay Scholarship (June 11, 2013)
Elizabeth Frick, a recent graduate of Eagan High School, is the first place winner of the 2013 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship.   Read more...

Minneapolis, Burnsville Students Win Biodiesel Poster Contest (June 11, 2013)
Students from Northeast Middle School in northeast Minneapolis and Sky Oak Elementary in Burnsville, Minn. were named as winners of the Clean Air & Biodiesel Lesson & Poster Contest.   Read more...

Minnesota Earns Mixed Grades In Annual Air Quality Report Card (April 29, 2013)
While the Twin Cities metro area is on the list of “most polluted cities” for short-term particle pollution in the 2013 State of the Air Report released by the American Lung Association, there are signs of progress   Read more...

New Sioux Falls Biodiesel Blending Facility Serves Three-State Region (November 30, 2012)
America’s only advanced biofuel is now available year-round in southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa.   Read more...

Middle River Teen Wins Statewide Essay Contest On Biodiesel (September 4, 2012)
Morgan Dahl, a 2012 graduate of Greenbush-Middle River High School, has been named as the 1st place finisher of the Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Essay Scholarship, an annual scholarship open to all high school seniors in Minnesota.   Read more...

‘Flex Fuel Friday’ E85 promotion coming to Woodbury Daily Express BP (August 13, 2012)
The Woodbury Daily Express BP, located at 1569 Woodlane Drive in Woodbury will discount the price of E85 by 85 cents per gallon for one hour (4-5 p.m.) on Friday, August 17th.   Read more...

Stillwater Holiday Offers One Hour Savings On E85 Fuel (August 9, 2012)
The Holiday at 2500 Orleans St. W. in Stillwater will discount the price of E85 by 85 cents per gallon for one hour (4-5 p.m.) on Friday, August 10th.   Read more...

Bobby & Steve’s Offers Lower Price For E85 On ‘Flex Fuel Friday’ (July 31, 2012)
E85 fuel is generally priced lower than gasoline, but from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd, it will be a real bargain at Bobby & Steve’s Mobil on Washington Avenue near 35W.   Read more...

As Gasoline Sales Sag, E85 Sales Soar In Minnesota (February 14, 2012)
SAINT PAUL, MINN. – (February 9, 2012) – While gasoline consumption in Minnesota dipped to its lowest point in a decade in 2011, sales of E85 fuel in Minnesota finished the year strong.   Read more...

More Minnesota Drivers Are Choosing E85 In 2011 (December 20, 2011)
E85 is selling briskly in the upper Midwest, according to organizations that track the sales of the ethanol-based motor fuel.   Read more...

E85 Sales Top 1 Million Gallon Mark in North Dakota (December 13, 2011)
Annual statewide sales of E85, a cleaner-burning fuel consisting primarily of ethanol, surpassed the 1 million gallon mark in North Dakota in September.   Read more...

E85 Sales Top 1 Million Gallon Mark in North Dakota (December 13, 2011)
Annual statewide sales of E85, a cleaner-burning fuel consisting primarily of ethanol, surpassed the 1 million gallon mark in North Dakota in September.   Read more...

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants Now Available for Indiana Commercial/Public Fleets (September 6, 2011)
From South Shore Clean Cities. Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced funds are being made available to the public and private sectors to help pay for conversion of fleet vehicles to alternative fuels.   Read more...

More Minnesota motorists turning to E85 fuel (July 8, 2011)
As gas prices rose to near the $4 a gallon mark in the first half of the year, some Minnesotans have been choosing a less expensive alternative to gasoline: E85.   Read more...

Public-private coalition paves the way for electric cars (July 8, 2011)
With electric cars cruising into the market elsewhere in the United States, a public-private coalition is blazing the trail for the vehicles in the Twin Cities, months before they're widely available to consumers here.   Read more...

USDA Program Provides Consumers More Choices at the Pump With Flex-Fuel Options (April 8, 2011)
Funding for Flex-Fuel Pumps Will Help Build Out Critical Infrastructure and Promote Greater Use of Biofuels   Read more...

TC4 is seeking intern for a paid position this summer (March 29, 2011)
Interested in making a difference this summer? Intern with Clean Cities and make a difference in your community by helping the nation reduce its dependence on petroleum, lower carbon and local air pollutant emissions and build a green economy!   Read more...

USB Partners With Clean Cities Program to Promote Soy Biodiesel and Bioheat (February 11, 2011)
St. Louis-Farmer leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) and the soybean checkoff will partner with 10 U.S. Department of Energy-affiliated Clean Cities coalitions to increase the availability and use of soy biodiesel and heating oil alternative Bioheat® thorough promotion and education.   Read more...

E85 sales more than double in North Dakota (February 4, 2011)
Sales of E85 fuel in North Dakota last year more than doubled. State officials credit a grant program for retailers who install so-called blender pumps.   Read more...

Plug-in parking comes to Rochester (January 13, 2011)
Here's an extra charge when you park downtown — Minnesota's first public charging station for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles opened Tuesday in Rochester.   Read more...

St. Paul office building gets first public charging station (December 2, 2010)
First National parking ramp location to handle up to two electric cars at a time   Read more...

All-New Ford Focus Achieves Fuel Efficiency With High-Tech 2.0-Liter Direct-Injection I-4 Engine (October 20, 2010)
All-new Ford Focus will be powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), direct gasoline injection and E85 flex fuel capability that will deliver a projected 40 mpg highway   Read more...

Minnesota Uses More E85 In State-Owned Vehicles (July 30, 2010)
Minnesota’s state agencies continue to make steady progress in their effort to reduce the amount of petroleum consumed by publically-owned vehicles.   Read more...

Cleaner-burning E85 Fuel Now Available In Burnsville, MN (July 30, 2010)
Burnsville residents no longer have to leave town to purchase E85 for their flex fuel vehicles. The Holiday at Hwy 13 & Nicollet Ave in Burnsville is now offering the cleaner burning fuel, which is currently priced about 20 percent less than regular unleaded gasoline.   Read more...

WI Biofuels Offer Cleaner Air and Jobs (March 9, 2010)
Wisconsin drivers can get where they're going, and do it in a more environmentally-friendly way, by driving a flex-fuel vehicle that uses an alternate fuel such as E85.   Read more...

General Motors Announces B20 Biofuel Capability for New, 2011 Duramax 6.6l Turbo Diesel (February 8, 2010)
GM announced today that its new lineup of heavy-duty diesel pickups will have B20 biodiesel capability. B20 fuel is a blend of 20-percent biodiesel and 80-percent conventional diesel, which helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and lessens dependence on petroleum. The announcement was made at the National Biodiesel Conference.   Read more...

Fort Wayne Community School's buses are going green. (February 1, 2010)
Thursday morning, Fort Wayne Community School's unveiled 90 buses that have cleaner exhaust systems.   Read more...

Polar Pump: E85 Fuel Now Available In Warroad, Minn., Northernmost Outlet For The Fuel In USA (December 8, 2009)
The new “blender pump” at the Farmers Union Oil station at 418 State Avenue SW in Warroad has brought more than cleaner-burning fuel to the Minnesota town of 1,772 residents.   Read more...

Capitol Christmas Tree's cross-country journey powered by biodiesel (December 3, 2009)
The more-than-six-story-tall blue spruce Christmas tree that will illuminate the U.S. Capitol lawn is greener than ever this year thanks to help from the National Biodiesel Foundation and others.   Read more...

Gov. Quinn Celebrates 200th Illinois E85 Station; Encourages Use of Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Creation of Green Jobs (October 26, 2009)
Governor Pat Quinn today joined with corn growers, business leaders and representatives of the American Lung Association in Illinois to celebrate the state’s 200th E85 station at the Green Mount Motomart in Shiloh.   Read more...

Minneapolis Power Plant Now Pumping Cleaner Energy (October 14, 2009)
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ¯ What was once the oldest continuously running coal-burning power plant in the United States is no more. The plant has been completely converted to natural gas.   Read more...

Senators Introduce Fuel Choice Bill (April 24, 2009)
The Open Fuel Standards Act (OFS Act) was introduced in the Senate. A Similar bill was introduced in the House last month. OFS Act will require 50 percent of new automobiles be flex fuel vehicles starting in 2012. The requirement would increase in 2015 to 80 percent.   Read more...

IEA Report Confirms Growing GHG Reduction from Ethanol Use (April 22, 2009)
The International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 released a new report highlighting the importance of ethanol use in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.   Read more...

Hard times or not, Minnesotans should use, support biofuels (February 6, 2009)
Anyone who has glanced at a newspaper headline or listened to the news in recent months understands just how bad the recession has become. In spite of a sputtering economy, the fundamental advantages that biofuels have over traditional petroleum fuels haven't changed.   Read more...

UNL Research: Corn Ethanol Emits 51 Percent Less Greenhouse Gas Than Gasoline (January 27, 2009)
Corn ethanol directly emits an average of 51 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline, as much as three times the reduction reported in earlier research, thanks to recent improvements in efficiency throughout the production process, University of Nebraska-Lincoln research shows.   Read more...

Eligible E85 Stations May Receive Free Highway Advertising! (January 15, 2009)
The American Lung Association of Wisconsin launched a highway exit sign grant program for E85 stations. Eligible applicants will receive one year of rent on the applicable blue DOT “Gas” sign located closest to their station, as well as the initial graphic fee. This is an excellent opportunity for Wisconsin’s E85 retailers to reach flex fuel vehicle drivers both locally and those passing through the state.   Read more...

Clean Air Promoter Recognized By Corn Growers (November 25, 2008)
November 25th, 2008 - The American Lung Association of Illinois received the Environmental Award from Illinois Corn Growers Association for their partnership to educate consumers on the environmental benefits of biofuels such as E85.   Read more...

Hog Wild For Cleaner Air (November 10, 2008)
Inwood, Iowa Station Offers Discount On E85 Fuel, Pig Roast On Nov. 15   Read more...

79 percent greater! (October 21, 2008)
According to a new report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee, E85 use in the state fleet during the first three quarters of 2008 is 79 percent greater than during the same period in 2007.   Read more...

E85 Stations Exceed 1,800 (October 14, 2008)
There are currently 1,802 private and public refueling stations across the U.S. The number of facilities have grown 28 percent since October 2007.   Read more...

Swiss study links maternal air pollution exposure to infant breathing problems (October 9, 2008)
A new report from the University of Bern suggests that mothers exposed to high levels of air pollution have a greater risk of having babies with breathing problems.   Read more...

Xcel Energy plans to convert coal unit to biomass (October 6, 2008)
the Bay Front Power Plant will be the largest biomassfueled power plant in the Midwest and one of the largest in the nation.   Read more...

New Research Confirms Ethanol’s Growing Energy Efficiency (September 25, 2008)
An upcoming study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that ethanol production is more energy efficient than previously thought.   Read more...

Driving Toward Cleaner Air (August 26, 2008)
July Gasoline Sales In Minnesota Decline By 9%, E85 Sales Up 16%   Read more...

General Motors Awards Clean Cities Coalitions (July 30, 2008)
General Motors (GM) awarded a total of $84,000 to 56 Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the country.   Read more...

Hybrid vehicle fleet's heavy hitter may cut fuel use by 40 percent (July 17, 2008)
When Mn/DOT’s new bucket lift truck parks and hoists a technician to repair a light or a traffic signal, something unusual happens.   Read more...

Governor Culver Signed Bill To Expand Renewable Fuels Infrastructure And Access (May 20, 2008)
DES MOINES – Today at the State Capitol, Governor Chet Culver signed legislation to expand infrastructure and access to Iowa renewable fuels.   Read more...

Minnesota Governor Pawlenty Signs Biodiesel Mandate (May 13, 2008)
On May 12th, 2008, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law a new mandate for biodiesel to reach B20 by 2015 through incremental steps. Since 2005, all diesel fuel sold in Minnesota is required to contain 2% biodiesel by law. Reducing particulate pollution is a major national priority for the American Lung Association. Minnesota’s move to B20 will reduce particulate pollution from diesel emissions by 12 percent.   Read more...

In defense of American farmers (May 1, 2008)
The American farmer: salt of the earth, backbone of the nation, foundation of democracy -- and Public Enemy No. 1. If you think that last description is out of place, you haven 't been paying attention to the clamor over who's to blame for global warming and world food shortages.   Read more...

Minnesota Gets Passing Grades In American Lung Association ‘State of the Air Report’ (May 1, 2008)
The American Lung Association issued its annual report card on air pollution today, ranking cities most affected by three types of pollution: short-term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution. Read the press release. Visit stateoftheair.org.   Read more...

Choosing ethanol as the green option (April 24, 2008)
Living Green Expo runs second only to the Minnesota State Fair as a way of making personal contact with thousands of people about the environmentally-friendly aspects of using ethanol.   Read more...

Study Shows Ethanol is More Efficient (April 21, 2008)
The Argonne National Laboratory has released a report that shows the efficiency of ethanol production facilities continues to rise.   Read more...

CVEC Fires Up Gasifier to Power Ethanol Production (April 21, 2008)
Frontline BioEnergy LLC announced the start-up of a biomass gasifier at Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. in Benson, Minn., at the International Biomass Conference & Trade Show in Minneapolis on April 16.   Read more...

Iowa #1 In The Nation Producing Its Power From Wind Energy (April 2, 2008)
Governor Culver announced new findings from an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) report released today titled "AWEA 2008 Annual Rankings Report" showing that Iowa is first in the nation in "Wind Generation as a Percentage of All Electricity Generation."   Read more...

Fuel for thought (March 25, 2008)
New biofuels-emissions lab to be the only university-based of its kind in nation with EPA certification   Read more...

Governors Announce Windpower Coalition (January 16, 2008)
In 2007, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced the formation of the “Governors Windpower Coalition” as a means of promoting the increased use of wind energy in America.   Read more...

  

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