Minnesota Biofuels Releases Mid Year Report

Source: By CINDY ZIMMERMAN, Ag.Wired.com • Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2019 First Half Report last week, giving an overview of Minnesota’s ethanol industry in the first six months of 2019 and what they have been doing to help increase ethanol consumption in the state.

MN Biofuels executive director Tim Rudnicki says the report highlights projects in the fields of advocacy, communications and fuel supply in the first half of 2019.

During that period, Rudnicki said MN Biofuels directly engaged with over 58 state and federal lawmakers and agency officials, delivered more than 1.5 million monthly ad impressions promoting E15 in the Twin Cities metro and continued market development initiatives with many of the 352 fuel retailers offering E15 in Minnesota.

Additionally, he said the lifting of the summertime Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) ban on E15 had presented new opportunities.

“This year, as of May 31, E15 sales in Minnesota have hit 29.26 million gallons and with E15 now available throughout the summer, we have launched several promotional campaigns aimed at further increasing E15 consumption this year. Moreover, with E15 now available year-round, there will be new opportunities to increase the number of fuel retailers who offer E15 in Minnesota,” Rudnicki said.

Read the MN Biofuels 2019 First Half Report.

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