1.1    .................... moves to amend H. F. No. 2987, the second engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 4, delete section 5 and insert:

1.4    The commissioners of agriculture and commerce shall convene technical
1.5stakeholders who are experts in cold weather biodiesel and petroleum diesel issues to
1.6consider and make recommendations regarding improvements in the production, blending,
1.7handling, and distribution of biodiesel blends to further ensure the performance of
1.8these fuels in cold weather. The commissioners shall issue a report on these issues by
1.9January 15, 2009, to the chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over
1.10agriculture and commerce policy and finance.

1.11    Sec. 6. APPROPRIATION.
1.12    Of the amounts appropriated from the renewable development fund to the
1.13commissioner of commerce for renewable energy research under Laws 2007, chapter 57,
1.14article 2, section 3, subdivision 6, clause (7), up to $500,000 may be used for cold weather
1.15biodiesel blending infrastructure grants to facilities that serve Minnesota and an additional
1.16$500,000 shall be used to support the algae to biofuels research project at the University
1.17of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council."
1.18Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.19Amend the title accordingly