MN Soy Growers to Hold Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

John Davis

MNSoyIt’s a hot August, but the folks in Minnesota are well aware the winter chill is not that far away. That’s why the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is holding a Biodiesel and Bioheat forum Aug. 19 in Mankato to talk about how the green fuel can help keep you warm when the winter winds return (and make no mistake about it, they will).

Bioheat fuel is a heating blend of 5 percent biodiesel or less with ASTM D396. ASTM International, an organization that sets industry consensus standards for fuels, recently, released standards that approved blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel. This ushers in the opportunity for heating oil consumers to use Bioheat as a better alternative.

Represented among the delegation will be the New York Oil Heating Association, Nazzaro Group, LLC, Petroleum Liaison, Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, Hart Home Comfort, Northeast Public Affairs, Ohio Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, National Oilheat Research Alliance, National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, Oilheat Manufacturers Association, Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey.

Ag group, Biodiesel, Soybeans