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September 13, 2017

Minnesota Increases Biodiesel Mandate to 20 Percent

Diesel fuel in Minnesota will contain a mix of 20% soybeans or other renewable sources by May 2018, the result of a new B20 diesel mandate.

June 30, 2017

Minn. Adds Region's First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The State of Minnesota is adding the first Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles available in the region to its fleet. The state partnered with four other public entities to purchase 22 Bolt EVs.

October 21, 2015

Minn. Offers $270K in Clean Diesel Grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will offer grants to help owners of heavy diesel-powered equipment in the state replace or retrofit their old engines.

April 20, 2015

Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate

The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.

July 7, 2014

Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1, becoming the first state to mandate sales of the B-10 blend.

June 18, 2014

Minnesota Law Paves Way for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill making it easier for the state's fleet manager to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles by allowing purchasing decisions based on total operating costs rather than initial cost.

March 7, 2014

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

January 4, 2011

Minnesota Installs First Coulomb EV Charging Station

ST. PAUL, MN - Minnesota has installed its first public Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles (EVs) in St. Paul, Minn.

October 19, 2010

Minnesota Bolsters E-85 Use

ST. PAUL - Minnesota state government agencies have increased their retail purchases of E-85 nearly 10-fold in five years, according to the state's Department of Administration. In the first nine months of 2010, agencies have purchased nearly 725,000 gallons of E-85, compared to about 73,000 gallons over the same period in 2005.

August 5, 2010

Minnesota State Vehicles Increase E-85 Use by 25%

SAINT PAUL, MN - Minnesota’s state agencies increased their use of cleaner-burning E-85 fuel by 25 percent to 437,063 gallons during the first half of 2010, part of their effort to reduce petroleum use.

February 8, 2010

Minnesota’s Use of E-85 Up 25%

ST. PAUL, MN - According to the American Lung Association of Minnesota, the SmartFleet Committee estimates the 2,500 flexible fuel vehicles used 816,568 gallons of E-85 in 2009, up from 650,036 gallons used in 2008.

January 20, 2010

Minnesota Temporarily Waives 5 Percent Biodiesel Mandate

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Department of Commerce has temporarily waived the 5-percent biodiesel mandate for No. 1 diesel fuel in the state due to cold weather.

May 14, 2009

More MN State Vehicles Fueled with Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state fleet vehicles are using more E-85 than ever, according to a new quarterly report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee.

October 22, 2008

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E-85 Fuel

SAINT PAUL, MN – More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty’s call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E-85 in state vehicles whenever possible.

February 13, 2008

Minnesota State Agencies Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state agencies more than doubled their use of E-85 last year, purchasing 412,500 gallons of E-85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,500 gallons purchased in 2006.

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