MCGA’s Thalmann named to Governor’s Biofuels Council

(The executive order establishing the Governor’s Biofuels Council was signed on the Thalmann farm in September)

Minnesota Corn Growers Association board member Brian Thalmann was named to the Governor’s Biofuels Council by Gov. Tim Walz on Friday. In the role, Thalmann will represent Minnesota’s corn farmers in the shared mission to expand the use of biofuels in our state.

Thalmann is a corn and soybean farmer from Plato, and the current chairman of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association board of directors. As a member of the Biofuels Council, Thalmann looks forward to advising on the role renewable fuels can play in meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals in Minnesota.

“I would like to thank Gov. Walz for not only appointing me to the Biofuels Council, but also for his continued leadership in promoting biofuels in our state,” Thalmann said. “The wealth of experience we have on this Council gives us a tremendous opportunity to reduce harmful emissions using a solution that greatly benefits our rural communities. I am excited to get to work and build on Minnesota’s reputation as a national leader in renewable fuels.”

Gov. Walz signed the executive order establishing the Biofuels Council in September on Thalmann’s farm alongside Minnesota Department Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson. In addition to Thalmann, the Council includes representatives from agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and conservation groups.

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