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 biofuel - the biofuel being exclusively ethanol.
Minnesota is currently home to 20 ethanol plants and one biobutanol plant. Ethanol combined production capacity of more than 1 billion gallons of ethanol. Minnesota also has the most E85 stations in the nation.
Many of Minnesota’s plants began in the 1990s as farmer-owned co-ops, adding unique flavor and vitality to this homegrown source of renewable energy.
Kevin Hennessy, Bioenergy Manager
Ag Marketing & Development Division