The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, along with industry partners, helped craft legislation to make Minnesota the first state in the nation to require 10 percent biodiesel, or B10, in diesel blends sold during the summer months. B10 is required from April 1 to September 30 and B5 is required during the remaining winter months.
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council invests checkoff money into resources to ensure users of biodiesel in Minnesota have access to information if there is a suspected fuel issue. Anyone experiencing diesel issue can contact MEG Corp. through its diesel hotline at 1-800-929-3437 or by email at email@example.com.
Minnesota produces more than 60 million gallons of biodiesel a year. There are currently three biodiesel plants in Minnesota.
REG Albert Lea, LLC
15200 78th Avenue
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007
REG Albert Lea, LLC is a commercial scale, state-of-the-art biodiesel production facility. The multi-feedstock refinery manufactures approximately 30 million gallons of high quality biodiesel each year.
Minnesota Soybean Processors
Brewester, MN 56119
Minnesota Soybean Processors is a 2350+ membership cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel operation in Brewster, Minnesota.
Ever Cat Fuels, LLC
617 Pierce Street
Anoka, MN 55303
Clean Burning Fuel
Besides being an alternative fuel to petroleum diesel, biodiesel offers a number of health benefits. The U.S. EPA recognizes biodiesel as the only advanced biofuel for its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent. The current use of biodiesel blends in Minnesota is equal to removing 128,000 vehicles from the state’s roads each year.