MN Governor Urged to Keep Pushing for E15

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels), along with other biofuel and agriculture stakeholders in the state, are asking Gov. Tim Walz to remain committed to a regulatory solution that will ensure the year-round availability of E15.

Besides MN Bio-Fuels, the other signatories on the letter were the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU), POET LLC and Green Plains Inc.

Earlier this year, Walz joined seven other Midwest governors in asking EPA to begin a rulemaking process to remove unnecessary and outdated regulations that prevent the sale of E15 during the summer driving season.
Specifically, the governors are requesting EPA remove the 1-PSI Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for E10 blends, which would eliminate the current disparity between E10 and E15 and place both fuels on equal regulatory footing in the summer months.

According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, E15 sales in Minnesota from June to August this year was 27.25 million gallons, 12 percent higher than the volume sold in the preceding three months.

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