MN goes green for the summer by using biodiesel fuel

By KBJR News 1

June 23, 2014 Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 9:07 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Effective July 1st, all biodiesel sold in Minnesota will be required to have a minimum of 10% biodiesel fuel by volume.

The American Lung Association and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council are excited about the change.

They say it will be beneficial for distributors and consumers alike, as it will provide a cleaner burning fuel and less toxic air emissions.

"There's a lot of work going on now with retrieving fats and oils out of waste water treatment that can actually be turned into fuel and used here successfully," said Mike Youngerberg, Senior Director of Field Services.

The change will be effective until the end of summer and will go back to 5% biodiesel when the cold weather kicks in.

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