Targray opens Minn. biodiesel distribution center in Twin Cities

By Targray | June 05, 2018

Targray, a leading North American supplier of biodiesel, has announced the opening of its Minnesota biodiesel distribution center, serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Strategically located in the heart of Saint Paul, the new biodiesel terminal will help address the rapid growth in regional demand for biodiesel in the Twin Cities area, stemming from recent updates to Minnesota’s biofuels mandate. 

“Our Minnesota terminal will provide B20-ready turnkey biodiesel solutions for a range of customers in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.” said Targray Vice President Dan Murray. “Diesel distributors, truck stops, c-stores, travel centers, and fleets in the area will now be able access our high-quality biodiesel 24/7 from a convenient, central location.”

As of May 1, Minnesota requires that all diesel fuel sold in the state from April to September inclusively contain at least 20 percent biodiesel (B20). The minimum content for the remainder of the year is 5 percent (B5).

On May 21, the Minnesota Commerce Department announced a temporary suspension of the B20 requirement through June 30, citing an insufficient supply of biodiesel in the state. Diesel sold during the temporary suspension must meet the biodiesel minimum content requirement of 10 percent (B10) that was in effect prior to May 1.

Targray’s Minnesota biodiesel terminal helps alleviate recent supply issues while also addressing long-standing concerns over the regional fuel blending infrastructure’s ability to support a B20 mandate. It provides immediate relief to state blenders, which have struggled to secure adequate supplies of biodiesel fuel in recent months.

Minnesota’s move to increase the use of biodiesel, which burns cleaner than petroleum diesel while emitting fewer airborne particulates, has received strong support from the American Lung Association’s Upper Midwest chapter and other clean air advocacy groups.

Targray is a BQ-9000-certified marketer and distributor of high-quality B99.9 biodiesel. Supported by a dedicated rail fleet and a terminal network spanning the U.S, the company is committed to providing innovative biodiesel solutions enabling fuel retailers, distributors, jobbers and fleet operators to achieve greater profitability and competitiveness while helping create a more sustainable economy for future generations.

Targray is one of the largest and fastest-growing suppliers of biobased fuels in the U.S. The company’s innovative biodiesel solutions are offered at more than 40 tank locations throughout California, Florida, and the Midwest.

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