Biofuel Blend Mandate

All gasoline sold or offered for sale in Minnesota must contain at least:

  • 10% corn-based ethanol by volume or the maximum percent by volume of corn-based ethanol authorized in a waiver issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whichever is greater; or
  • 10% other biofuel authorized in an EPA waiver by volume, or a biofuel formulation registered by EPA under Title 42 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 7545.
Biofuel is defined as renewable fuel with an approved fuel pathway under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as amended under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Any biofuel may be used to meet the standards above, but corn-based ethanol may not comprise more than the following percentages of the total biofuel use in the state by the date specified:

DateMaximum Amount of Corn-Based Ethanol
January 1, 201770%
January 1, 202060%
January 1, 2025No Minimum

(Reference Minnesota Statutes 239.761 and 239.791)

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