Minnesota is doubling the biodiesel standard to 20%, set to go into effect next May, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The move is expected to increase soybean prices in the state 63¢/bu, roughly 6%. In 2019, the B20 mix will be available from April through September. The wintertime blend remains at 5%.
Going to the B20 blend, even for just the summer months, is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by a million tons next year and particulate emissions by 130 tons.