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Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/05/2018
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Implemented higher biofuel blending requirements for petroleum diesel during the summer months (April to September) in the state of Minnesota.
Notes
From 1 May, the state of Minnesota requires petroleum diesel to be blended with 20 percent biodiesel during the April–September period – exactly double the previous blending requirement of 10 percent. During the winter months, the mandate is set to revert back to 5 percent. To implement the higher requirements, state officials must ensure that the following conditions are met: sufficient feedstock supply; adequate blending infrastructure; and the existence of tailored fuel standards.