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KayDee Gilkey Colorado Receives Grant to Add Biofuel Infrastructure
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Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: September 15, 2015

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America's drivers. USDA estimates that this investment will more than double the number of stations that offer intermediate blends of ethanol, mainly E15 fuel levels, nationwide. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen says
Dinneen: “Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that $100 million is going to be going to 21 different states that will ultimately will get about 4800 new E15-E85 pumps across the country. Tom Vilsack and the Department of Agriculture — they get it. They understand that the challenge the ethanol industry faces today is consumer access. He is doing everything he can possibly do to expand the infrastructure and provide consumers with access to a lower-priced, higher-octane motor fuel.”
Among the recipients was Colorado, where these grant dollars are expected to help with infrastructure for 28 higher ethanol blend pumps at seven stations. Colorado Corn teamed up with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, National Corn Growers Association, Kum & Go, Growth Energy and Prime the Pump in its successful grant application.


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