Minnesota legislators asked to include biofuels in Clean Transportation Standard

The Minnesota Biofuels Association is encouraging legislators to include biofuels as the state develops a Clean Transportation Standard.

Association director Brian Werner says lawmakers are considering a market-based system like California’s that rewards fuel producers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our main message in all of this is that let’s make sure we get the details right here before we move forward with something, and make sure that it works for the state of Minnesota.”

He tells Brownfield a working group established by the legislature proposed recommendations that will be used to create clean transportation policy.

“And I think what the recommendations from the working group made absolutely clear is that we cannot meet the targets that would be set under the law without the use of biofuels.”

The Minnesota Legislature has set transportation fuel carbon intensity reduction targets of 25 percent by 2030, 75 percent by 2040, and 100 percent by 2050.

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