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 (E10).
Currently, Minnesota is home to 19 ethanol plants and one biobutanol plant. They have a combined production capacity of more than one billion gallons. Minnesota also has the most E85 (85% ethanol/15% gasoline blend) stations in the nation.
Many of Minnesota’s plants began in the 1990s as farmer-owned cooperatives.