In the US, the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Penny Flanagan, have announced appointments to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels.
Walz recently established the biofuels council by Executive Order 19-35 to recommend proposals to foster growth in the biofuels industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“It is my honour to appoint leaders in agriculture from across the state to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels,” said Walz. “Their leadership will be instrumental in supporting our friends and neighbours in the ag and biofuels industries through what has been an incredibly challenging year. I look forward to the Council’s guidance in our efforts to move Minnesota toward a cleaner, greener transportation sector.”
The newly appointed members are: Gary Anderson – Eagan, MN; Michael Bull – Northfield Township, MN; John Christianson – Lake Lillian, MN; Elizabeth Crow – Minneapolis, MN; Tim Gross – Duluth, MN; Chris Hanson – Fountain, MN; Rick Horton – Grand Rapids, MN; Kevin Lee – Minneapolis, MN; Lance Klatt – Little Canada, MN; Jeanne MaCaherty – Prior Lake, MN; Mick Miller – Morris, MN; Kevin Paap – Lake Crystal, MN; Brian Thalmann – Pluto, MN; Gary Wertish – Renville, MN; and Bob Worth – Lake Benton, MN.
The members include representatives of agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and conservation groups. The council will now work to create a report advising Governor Walz on how to best expand the use of biofuels, increase the carbon efficiency of biofuels, and implement biofuels as part of Minnesota’s wider goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.
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