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RELEASE: Rep. Quam encourages attendance at "Be ready for B20" workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ST. PAUL – State Representative Duane Quam, R-Byron, is encouraging diesel retailers, distributors, fleets, farmers and other interested parties to learn more about Minnesota’s biodiesel requirement at an upcoming area meeting. 

The “Be Ready for B20” workshop, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean and Research Council, will be held in Rochester on March 21 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2870 59th St. NW, from 8:30 to 11 a.m; breakfast will be included. The goal of the workshops is to help the industry prepare for the change, understand the benefits of the fuel, and how it will impact fuel providers and end users.

“These workshops are a great opportunity for stakeholders to get up to speed on the B20 requirements going into effect on May 1st,” said Rep. Quam. "I hope diesel retailers, distributors, fleets, farmers, and others will consider attending this workshop to learn about the changes coming to fuel requirements."  

According to organizers, 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. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Weights & Measures Division and MEG Corp Fuel Consulting are scheduled to speak.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 952-473-0044 or email