Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty just finished speaking here at the ACE Convention.
He outlined his vision for the future of ethanol in his state. First he applauds ACE on its 20 years as an organization promoting ethanol started by farmers and producers who had courage and vision. He then talks about his plan to have all the gas sold in the state contain at least 20% ethanol by 2012. He wants MN to be the benchmark state for the rest of the country on the development, use and availability of ethanol.
Gov. Pawlenty also received the ACE President’s Award which was presented to him by ACE Board President Bob Scott who introduced him. You can listen to the complete speech given by Gov. Pawlenty here (21 min): [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/ethanol/ace-07-pawlenty-speech.mp3]
I was able to catch up to the Governor on his way out and asked him about his vision for ethanol in Minnesota. You can listen to my interview with him here (1 min): [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/ethanol/ace-07-pawlenty.mp3]