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Biodiesel Task Force Agenda for July 17, 2013 Meeting


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Orville L. Freeman Building, Room B-555
St. Paul, MN 55155 

AGENDA

  1. Roll call of members (10:00 – 10:05 AM)
  2. Minnesota’s potential move to B10 for May 1, 2014
    1. Commissioner Frederickson’s remarks (10:05 – 10:10 AM)
    2. Chairman Ron Marr’s remarks (10:10 – 10:15 AM)
    3. State of Biodiesel Specifications and movement to B20 – Steve Howell, National Biodiesel Board, Technical Consultant (10:15 - 10:25 AM)
    4. Southwest Minnesota blending infrastructure report – Jason Harms, Harms Oil Company (10:25 - 10:30 AM)
    5. Minnesota Weights and Measures report – Steven Harrington, Minnesota Weights and Measures (10:30 - 10:40 AM)
  3. Task Force Discussion – Review of four statutory requirements (10:40 - 11:15 AM)
    1. ASTM specification
    2. Sufficient supply of biodiesel (50% from Minnesota plants)
    3. Adequate blending infrastructure and regulatory protocol
    4. At least 5% of biodiesel supply is produced from non-traditional sources
  4. Public Comment Period (11:15 AM – 12:00 PM)
  5. Adjourn (12:00 PM)

Staff contacts: Kevin Hennessy, 651-201-6223, Kevin.Hennessy@state.mn.us.