Biodiesel logo on truck door panels Photo courtesy of Minnesota Soybean
GOING TO B20: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate for 20% biodiesel in No. 2 diesel fuel kicks in May 1. The increase to 20% is allowed during warm-weather months.

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council hosts ‘Be Ready for B20’ workshops

RSVPs should go to MEG Corp Fuel Consulting for the events.

The Minnesota Soybean and Research Council kicks off its series of “Be Ready for B20” workshops Feb. 12 in St. Paul, Minn.

The metro-area workshop will be the first in a series of 12 around the state designed for diesel retailers, distributors, fleets, farmers and other interested parties to learn about the state’s B20 requirement, which kicks in May 1. The goal of the workshops is to help the industry prepare for the change, and understand the benefits of the fuel and how it will impact fuel providers and end users.

Speakers at the workshop include representatives from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Weights & Measures Division and MEG Corp Fuel Consulting.

Topics at the workshop include a history and overview of Minnesota’s law; compliance with the law; diesel and biodiesel basics; best practices for storage handling and use; blending in the spring and fall; and identifying, treating and preventing common diesel issues.

Dates and locations are:

• Feb. 12, St. Paul, Minn.; American Lung Association in Minnesota, 490 Concordia Ave.; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• Feb. 14, Duluth, Minn.; Holiday Inn & Suites, 20 W 1st St; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• March 5, Mankato, Minn.; Courtyard by Marriott Event Center, 901 Raintree Road; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• March 6, Worthington, Minn.; Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive; 8:30 to 11 a.m.; breakfast included

• March 6, Marshall, Minn.; AmericInn Lodge & Suites, 1406 E. Lyon St; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• March 7, Willmar, Minn.; American Legion, 220 19th Ave SW; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• March 13, Alexandria, Minn.; Holiday Inn, 5637 Highway 29 South; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• March 14, Moorhead, Minn.; Courtyard by Marriott, 1080 28th Avenue South; 8:30 to 11 a.m.; breakfast included

• March 20, Winona, Minn.; The Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1025 Highway 61 E; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

• March 21, Rochester, Minn.; Hampton Inn & Suites, 2870 59th St. NW; 8:30 to 11 a.m.; breakfast included

• March 21, Albert Lea, Minn.; Leo Carey American Legion Post 65, 142 N. Broadway Ave.; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• March 22, St. Cloud, Minn.; Courtyard by Marriott, 404 W. St. Germain St; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch included

Interested in attending? RSVP at 952-473-0044, or email [email protected].

Source: MSR&PC, MEG Corp

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