Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 239.77, the legislature established that, by May 1, 2018, diesel sold or offered for sale in the state contain 20 percent biodiesel (“B20”), provided that the Commissioners of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (“Commissioners”) find that certain conditions are met. On July 25, 2017, the Commissioners determined that the conditions for the move to B20 were met, including that there is a fuel specification or standard for B20, sufficient supply of biodiesel available, and adequate blending infrastructure and regulatory protocol. Notice of this decision has been provided to legislative representatives, as required by the statute.
Governor Dayton's Press Release
State Register Notice (page 94)
Notice to the Legislative Chairs (PDF: 60 KB / 2 Pages)
Commissioners' Findings, Conclusions, and Determination (PDF: 146 KB / 8 Pages)
Kevin Hennessy, Bioenergy Manager
Minnesota Biodiesel Program
Ag Marketing & Development Division