Blogging For Biofuels

E15 sales in MN surpasses 60 million gallons

  • Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:32

2019 is set to be another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota with 64.38 million gallons sold as of Oct 31, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. 

Minnesota senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, have submitted statements to the Senate’s congressional record opposing a provision in the 2020 Interior appropriations bill that allows the EPA to continue issuing small refinery waivers regardless of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recommendations.

The volume of E15 sold in Minnesota this year as of Sept 30 was 57.09 million gallons, nearly as much as the volume sold for the whole of 2018 (59.4 million gallons).

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) joined many other members of the ethanol industry in Ypsilanti, Michigan today to testify at the EPA's public hearing over its proposed supplemental notice for SRE reallocations. Below is MN Biofuels executive director, Tim Rudnicki's, full prepared testimony:

Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, and South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem, have asked the Trump Administration to undertake a series of executive actions to help the agriculture and ethanol industries.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a series of proposals today intended to mitigate the fallout from its issuance of RFS small refinery exemptions (SRE) to the oil industry.

Nearly 7 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In August

  • Thursday, 03 October 2019 10:14

E15 sales in August in Minnesota totaled 6.95 million gallons, according to a new report by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has called for increased use of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet the state's Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA).