Statewide View: Carbon capture may help unlock an economic boom in Minnesota

Opinion by Charlie Poster – February 02, 2022 03:05 PM

As the world switches its focus toward sustainable alternative energies, new markets — like those created by states with low-carbon fuel standards — are emerging everywhere. These new markets provide a tremendous opportunity to help bolster the ethanol industry. Through innovation, ethanol can maintain and expand its place in the market for decades.

It is no secret that ethanol production and distribution make significant contributions to Minnesota’s economy. The ethanol industry contributes $5 billion annually to the state’s GDP and supports nearly 13,000 well-paying jobs.

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