Minnesota officials request to delay B10 mandate

| November 9, 2011

In Minnesota, Commissioners Dave Frederickson of the Department of Agriculture, Commissioner Paul Aasen of the Pollution Control Agency and Commissioner Mike Rothman of the Department of Commerce have submitted a request to delay the state’s B10 policy next year saying the state isn’t ready yet. Though the state produces 64 million gallons of biodiesel annually mainly from soy oil, the agencies say the Weights and Measures Division of the Minnesota Department of Commerce who inspects and samples biodiesel stored in bulk or at retail outlets to ensure the accuracy of the blends would require more frequent inspections and might allow undetected violations if the B10 was rolled out.

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