Future Fuels Coalition

The 26-member Minnesota Future Fuels Coalition made up of automakers, biofuel Minnesota is behind schedule in achieving the transportation greenhouse gas reduction and clean fuel adoption goals established through the bipartisan Next Generation Energy Act of 2007. We believe that a clean fuels policy, such as the proposed Future Fuels Act, can help get Minnesota back on track.

We believe that the Future Fuels Act, designed based on recommendations in the Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy Initiative’s white paper A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest, can have many benefits for Minnesota, including:

  • Benefits for consumers through market access for clean fuels that are often lower cost or a better value than conventional fuels but currently face barriers to entry in the marketplace.
  • Large net-positive and equitable economic impacts for the state through increased investment in a broad portfolio of cleaner fuels, including ethanol, biomethane, biodiesel, other biofuels, electricity, and charging infrastructure.
  • Equitable access to clean transportation for all Minnesota communities.
  • Increased investment in cleaner fuels for all types of vehicles and a more innovative and prosperous clean fuels sector spurring consumer demand for cleaner products.
  • A technology- and fuel-neutral, performance-based approach that rewards the cleanest fuels without having government pick winners and losers and expands the fuels market.
  • Reductions in air pollution and increased health benefits, particularly in areas that have been disproportionately impacted by transportation pollution.
  • Economic incentives and market demand to maximize the resource value of organic waste (including
  • manure, biosolids, and food waste), reducing the climate impacts of organic waste, and supporting counties’ efforts to achieve state-mandated recycling goals.
  • Increased energy independence by relying less on imported resources and more on state resources.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the two largest emitting sectors of transportation and electricity as well as in the agricultural sector.
  • A potential to support voluntary farmer-led efforts to invest in and adopt agricultural conservation practices that benefit soil health and water quality and reduce farm-level greenhouse gas emissions.

Coalition members

American Coalition for Ethanol

Amp Americas

Audi of America

BioMass Solution

Center for Energy and Environment


Christianson & Associates CPA

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

Conservation Minnesota

Farmers Business Network

Fresh Energy

Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

Partnership on Waste and Energy

Plug In America

Renewable Fuels Association


Sustainable Farming Corporation


The Alliance for Automotive Innovation

The Nature Conservancy

Union of Concerned Scientists

Universal Renewable Products, LLC

Xcel Energy

“”This coalition and legislation is a much-needed complement to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels and other efforts to ensure Minnesota as one of the nation’s leaders in encouraging domestically-produced renewable ethanol and other clean transportation fuels that benefit our consumers, farmers and environment.””

— Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Executive Director, Tim Rudnicki