Our Statement on Minnesota’s Move To B20 Biodiesel August 3, 2017
American Lung Association In Minnesota Statement on Minnesota’s Move To B20 Biodiesel
SAINT PAUL, MINN. – (August 3, 2017) -- The American Lung Association in Minnesota applauds the recent decision by the state commissioners of Agriculture, Commerce and the Pollution Control Agency to move forward with Minnesota’s biodiesel standard. On May 1, 2018, Minnesota will again make history as the first state to use a 20 percent blend (B20) of biodiesel in virtually all of the diesel fuel sold in the state. Minnesota will continue to return to a 5 percent blend (B5) for the months of October through March each year.
Vehicle emissions are the single largest source of air pollution in Minnesota, using biodiesel significantly reduces these emissions. Based on projected diesel use, we estimate the use of biodiesel will cut 130 tons of particulate emissions and approximately 1 million tons of CO2 in 2018.
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