NextGen Energy Board

Expired: 06/30/2015

The NextGen Energy Board (Board) was created to conduct research on how Minnesota can better invest its resources to achieve energy independence and agricultural and resource sustainability. The Board must:

  • Examine the future success of alternative fuels in Minnesota, including synthetic gases, biobutanol, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol;
  • Examine the opportunity for additional production of biofuel from agricultural and forestry feedstocks;
  • Develop grant programs to assist locally-owned facilities;
  • Evaluate state and federal programs to best leverage resources; and
  • Work with communities to develop a clean energy program.
The Board must report to the legislature before February 1 of each year until June 2014 with recommendations for state appropriations.

(Reference Minnesota Statutes 41A.105)