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Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/10/2013
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Renewable energy policy
Description
Raised biodiesel consumption promotion further in the state of Minnesota.
Notes
UNITED STATES – biofuel policy - State regulations: Minnesota, the first state to mandate the use of biodiesel back in 2005, is set to promote biodiesel consumption further. Currently requiring a year-round 5 percent diesel/biofuel blend, next year, diesel sold during the July-October warm-weather period will have to contain 10 percent biofuel. From 2015, B10 will be mandatory from May to October. In Minnesota, one of the country’s top soybean-growing states, biodiesel is mostly soyoil-based.