Midwestern Governors Association Urges All OEMs to Support B20
(The Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The Midwestern Governors Association has formally asked every major diesel engine and vehicle manufacturer to support the use of biodiesel blends of at least 20 percent (B20) in all diesel-powered equipment.
…“As governors, we see increasing the use of biodiesel as an important part of diversifying our nation’s energy portfolio,” the MGA said in a letter sent to 23 automakers and Original Equipment Manufacturers. “We will continue to encourage policies that will expand consumer access to higher blends of biodiesel.”
Other reasons for the governors’ urging of B20 support outlined in the letter include:
-More than 13 states, including the MGA states of Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota, are encouraging use of higher biodiesel blends from B2 to B20 through a variety of state policies. As biodiesel use grows in the marketplace, there are significant advantages to ensuring all diesel vehicles are compatible with higher blends.
-The use of biodiesel blends in today’s clean diesel engines provides significant benefits to the environment, while also reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. READ MORE