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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dustin Vande Hoef
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)
or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov

 
 

 

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR “FUELING OUR FUTURE 100” INITIATIVE
Iowa received a $5 million federal grant to assist with purchasing and installing infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that funds are now available through the new “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative and interested retailers in Iowa can apply for cost share funding to assist with the purchase and installation of blender pumps and underground storage tank (UST) infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol.

“We continue to see that when consumers have a choice at the pump they will choose to increase the amount of clean burning, homegrown renewable fuels they use.  Through this program we will see a total investment of $10 million to help build the renewable fuels infrastructure in the state,” Northey said.

Iowa received a $5 million competitive grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program to support the initiative.  These funds will be matched by non-federal funds, including $2.5 million from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP).  The fueling sites applying for assistance will also be required to provide a minimum of $2.5 million.

An estimated 187 blender pumps and 25 UST will be installed to provide consumers with access to higher blends of ethanol through the program.

Pumps and tanks funded through this program are currently required to be operational by December 31, 2016 and continue operations for the intended purpose of dispensing higher blends of ethanol through December 30, 2021.

More information about the program, a copy of the application and other materials can be found on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website at www.IowaAgriculture.gov under “Hot Topics.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 31, 2015. 

A webinar with more information on the program and application process will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.  Retailers and cooperatives considering applying can register and participate in the webinar by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8410561735496596994.

This new program is a partnership across state government, including collaboration between the Governor’s office, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Click here for application information

 

 
 
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