The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota has a vision for Minnesota's future and the leadership to make it happen.
We have initiated multiple publications to 1) better understand Minnesota's assets and capabilities and 2) provide recommendations on how to position Minnesota for future success.
Minnesota Roadmap: Recommendations for BioIndustrial ProcessingPublished in March of 2012, this report is designed to provide a pathway to accelerate
the industry’s development. The report details factors influencing the
development of the global advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals industry,
identifies opportunity areas for Minnesota, and sets forth strategic
The policy chapter was developed through a consensus-based
process led by The Great Plains Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit
corporation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Great Plains Institute brings together key
public and private leaders to accelerate the transition to a renewable and
low-carbon energy system through public policy, research, and technology
The roadmap was developed under the guidance of The
BioIndustrial Partnership of Minnesota, a group of businesses, government
officials, and academics who are committed to realizing Minnesota’s potential
as the center of development for the advanced biofuels and biochemicals
Download the reportin full or in separate sections below:
Minnesota's Forest Biomass Value Chain: A System Dynamics AnalysisThe
paper is the result of a yearlong project involving over 100 experts in
the forestry community to develop a strategy to capitalize on future
opportunities in Minnesota’s forestry industry. The document was
released in November 2010.
AssessmentThe 2010 report, Biobusiness 2010: Minnesota’s Competitive Position in the Biobusiness Technology Industries, provides a baseline assessment of biobusiness technology in Minnesota against which the state may be benchmarked. The report measures Minnesota’s biobusiness industry sector against 10 competing states (CA, IA, MA, NJ, NJ, NY, OH, UT, WA, and WI). Using the U.S. Economic Census standard industrial classification system (NAICS), the report contrasts 2007 federal data against 2002 and 1997 data to identify trends.
The 2006 report, BioBusiness: Minnesota’s Present Position and Future Prospects, represents the first-ever comprehensive assessment of Minnesota’s statewide biobusiness technology industry and provides Minnesota’s leadership with a “line in the sand” against which to benchmark this industry. The report confirms Minnesota’s technological capabilities and uncovers emerging technology-related opportunities in the human health and agri-bio/bio-industrial sectors of the economy.
Destination 2025Released in January 2009, Destination 2025 is a 20-year strategic plan and roadmap for Minnesota in the six life science industries in which the state participates. The process involved over 600 people who work in and with the industries that are considered experts in their area of focus.
Northeast ReportThe BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, in conjunction with leaders from the northeast region, conducted an assessment to identify the strengths, unique attributes and potential opportunities for biobusiness activity in northeastern Minnesota and to propose recommendations that will bolster the region’s ability to retain existing biobusiness and grow sustainable biobusiness activities. The report was initially issued in August 2009.