Minnesota House Ag Committee chair eyes biofuels infrastructure buildout

Source: By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield • Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Minnesota House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee is focused on biofuels as the 2022 legislative session gets going.

Returning Chair Mike Sundin is a Democrat from Esko.

“We’re trying to get the infrastructure buildout for the delivery of ethanol fuel and expand that quite a little bit throughout the state. With cooperation from my colleague Representative Paul Anderson (R, Starbuck) we’re working diligently on that.”

He tells Brownfield while much of what goes on in the ag committee is bipartisan, biofuels can be divisive.

“There’s a lot of people in my caucus, and some on the committee representing their views on electric vehicles. And I truly believe that electric vehicles are the wave of the future, but we’re not there yet.”

Sundin says the best way to reduce emissions immediately is through higher blends of ethanol.