Funding for more diverse fuel blends is out. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, and Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey announced nearly $368,000 awarded to the fourth round of Fueling Our Future 100 initiative.
It's supporting the installation of 15 new blender pumps and three underground storage tanks to distribute higher blends of renewable fuels.
The funding is part of a $5 million competitive grant from the USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership program. All funds are matched by non-federal funds, including $2.5 million from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure program.
In total 217 blender pumps and 18 underground tanks will be installed to get Iowans more access to higher blends of ethanol.