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Biodiesel

2014 Legislative Changes

Chapter 181 contains updates to the state’s biodiesel content mandate. These changes include:

  • The scheduled transition to B20 in Minnesota is postponed to May, 2018.

  • October was removed from the summer months minimum biodiesel level requirement.

The existing exemptions in Minnesota Statute 239.77 Sub. 3 to the mandate were made permanent and the following exceptions were added:

  • #1 diesel fuel will be exempt from the mandate until May 1, 2020.

  • Generators that are being tested for use in jurisdictions where biodiesel use is not required are exempt.

B10

The Biodiesel Quantification(.pdf) outlines the procedure used for the quantification of biodiesel in biodiesel fuels, and enforcement of the 5% biodiesel mandate.

Biodiesel Waiver Requests

If a XXX terminal or refinery has reported an unavailability of biodiesel, a retailer may be granted a  temporary waiver to allow them to secure another source of biodiesel. The retailer must be a current customer of XXX terminal or refinery, and are selling diesel to an end user.

To request a waiver please contact greg.vanderplaats@state.mn.us with the following information.

If you are a station

  • The name and address of your station
  • BOL or other proof that you are a customer of XXX terminal or refinery
  • If you own multiple stations provide the names and address of all stations

If you are a business that delivers bulk fuel to end users like farmers, and construction companies

  • The name and address of your business
  • BOL or other proof that you are a customer of XXX terminal or refinery
  • If you own any gas stations that sell diesel, the names, and address of those stations.

Notice of Biofuel Waivers

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