Minnesota is a national leader in ethanol policy and development. We were the first state to mandate the use of ethanol in our fuel supply and today state law requires that all gasoline sold in Minnesota contain 10 percent ethanol. Minnesota statute also sets a goal of increasing the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline to 20 percent by 2013.
Minnesota is currently home to 21 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of more than 1 billion gallons of ethanol, as well as the most E85 stations in the nation.
Many of Minnesota’s ethanol plants began in the 1990s as farmer-owned co-ops, adding unique flavor and vitality to this homegrown source of renewable energy.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com