Clean Fuels: Minnesota
Minnesota is a national leader in clean, renewable-based fuels. Currently, Minnesota leads with an E85 fueling network of more than 350 retail and fleet stations. An estimated 400,000 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are registered in the state. With more Minnesotans buying FFVs and E85 station grants improving availability, the state is using 15-20 million gallons of E85 each year. Since 1997, virtually all Minnesota gasoline has been blended with 10% ethanol.
Beginning in the fall of 2005, all diesel fuel sold in Minnesota was required to contain 2% biodiesel by law. In 2009, Minnesota began using a 5% biodiesel blend (B5). Currently, regular diesel sold April through September contains 10% biodiesel (B10) and B5 is used during colder months. In 2018, a 20% biodiesel blend (B20) will be sold during warmer months. Reducing particulate pollution is a major national priority for the American Lung Association. Minnesota's move to B20 will reduce particulate pollution from diesel emissions by 12 percent.
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Renewable fuels information for Minnesota
Executive Order 04-10 | Grand Openings | E10 standard
Executive Order 06-03 | Station Grants | Biodiesel Standard | Biodiesel Essay Contest
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