239.77 BIODIESEL CONTENT MANDATE.
Subdivision 1. Biodiesel fuel.
"Biodiesel fuel" means a renewable, biodegradable, mono
alkyl ester combustible liquid fuel that is derived from agricultural plant oils or animal fats and
that meets American Society For Testing and Materials specification D6751-07 for Biodiesel
Fuel (B100) Blend Stock for Distillate Fuels.
Subd. 2. Minimum content.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, all diesel fuel
sold or offered for sale in Minnesota for use in internal combustion engines must contain at
least 2.0 percent biodiesel fuel oil by volume.
Subd. 3. Exceptions.
(a) The minimum content requirement of subdivision 2 does not
apply to fuel used in the following equipment:
(1) motors located at an electric generating plant regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory
(2) railroad locomotives; and
(3) off-road taconite and copper mining equipment and machinery.
(b) The exemption in paragraph (a), clause (1), expires 30 days after the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission has approved the use of biodiesel fuel in motors at electric generating plants under
Subd. 4. Disclosure.
A refinery or terminal shall provide, at the time diesel fuel is sold or
transferred from the refinery or terminal, a bill of lading or shipping manifest to the person
who receives the fuel. For biodiesel-blended products, the bill of lading or shipping manifest
must disclose biodiesel content, stating volume percentage, gallons of biodiesel per gallons of
petroleum diesel base-stock, or an ASTM "Bxx" designation where "xx" denotes the volume
percent biodiesel included in the blended product. This subdivision does not apply to sales or
transfers of biodiesel blend stock between refineries, between terminals, or between a refinery
and a terminal.
History: 2002 c 244 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 67; 2007 c 62 s 3,4