Colorado Receives Grant to Add Biofuel Infrastructure
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.