Sioux Falls Biodiesel Facility Grand OpeningPublished by on
America’s only advanced biofuel is now available year-round in southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa. The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Harms Oil Company, National Biodiesel Foundation and Clean Cities have partnered to expand the availability of biodiesel in the region. Previously, biodiesel was only offered for seasonal blending.
Biodiesel, in its pure form, is regularly blended at temperatures above freezing, so it was not offered for blending during winter months. Through this joint effort, the Sioux Falls biodiesel blending facility at Harms Oil will now incorporate a heated tank to allow for year-round blending of the renewable fuel.
“This facility will offer year-round service that hasn’t been available from a fuel distributor before, plus they will be capable of supplying an underserved region of the country,” said Jim Willers, a Beaver Creek, Minnesota soybean farmer and chair of the Minnesota Biodiesel Council. “As a soybean producer, I’m excited that biodiesel will be more readily available to people who want it.”
“Biodiesel is America’s first advanced biofuel, and I’m excited to have this domestic, renewable fuel available year-round in South Dakota. This a great accomplishment for soybean farmers in the region, as well as an excellent opportunity for biodiesel customers,” said Bob Metz, soybean farmer from West Browns Valley, S.D. Metz serves on the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the National Biodiesel Board.
A grand opening event is scheduled for November 28 at the new biodiesel blending facility in Sioux Falls. You're invited to help recognize the benefits this facility brings to our environment, energy security, and local economy with a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration:
Harms Oil Company
100 South Marion Road, Sioux Falls, SD
Wednesday, November 28th at 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to Kelly at 651-268-7590