AUDIO: WNAX: Biodiesel Blending Facility Dedicated

Posted on December 4th, 2012

From WNAX (December 3, 2012):

A new biodiesel blending facility was dedicated in Sioux Falls Wednesday. Harms Oil put in the facility with the help of the Department of Energy and the South Dakota and Minnesota soybean councils. Jim Willers with the Minnesota Biodiesel Council says southwest Minnesota has had trouble meeting the state’s biodiesel mandate, but this will alleviate that problem.

South Dakota farmer Bob Metz serves on the National Biodiesel Board. He says the ability to blend biodiesel will lead to growth in the biodiesel industry, especially in states like South Dakota where there is no mandate. And Metz says the new biodiesel blending facility will benefit both farmers and consumers. Soybean oil is the feedstock for biodiesel, but prior to the renewable fuel Metz says the U.S. had as much as a 3 billion pound surplus. He says that drew down soybean prices.

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