Walz highlighting Biofuels Infrastructure Budget proposal in New Hope today
April 8, 2021 By Mark Dorenkamp Filed Under: Minnesota, News, Renewable Energy
Governor Walz and members of his cabinet are promoting the Biofuels Infrastructure Budget proposal during a stop in New Hope today.
Minnesota House Ag Committee chair Mike Sundin will join Walz this afternoon and tells Brownfield the proposal provides $2 million in grants to help expand access to renewable fuels.
“Gas-powered cars are going to be in our future for years to come, so we need to make them the cleanest fuel available for folks.”
The Governor says the program would enable Minnesota filling station owners to upgrade their tanks, pumps, and other equipment so they can safely dispense a wider variety of ethanol blends.
Sundin says biofuels seem to be in competition with electric vehicles.
“And my position on that is let’s not take one step towards cleaner emissions, let’s take two steps. Let’s take a dual approach.”
Minnesota is also considering legislation that would move the state’s current E10 ethanol standard to 15 percent.
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