May E15 sales a record in Minnesota
This has been a record-setting year for E15 sales in Minnesota.
Minnesota Biofuels Association director Brian Werner says E15 sold during May reached an all-time monthly high of 8.56 million gallons.
“Anything that gets more E15 out there and to consumers and more readily accessible, we’re going to be supportive of.”
He tells Brownfield those efforts include pushing for an E15 standard in Minnesota and year-round E15.
“As I mentioned, Minnesota set an all-time record in the state for sales last May, so consumer demand is there. But we just need a permanent solution after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the 2019 EPA rule that allowed for permanent year-round sales of E15.”
Several Midwestern governors, including Minnesota’s Tim Walz, petitioned EPA earlier this year to allow sales of E15 year-round. Werner says he’s hopeful the request will be finalized soon so the biofuels industry can prepare for the 2023 summer driving season.