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$933,000 in State Energy Program Grants to Help Increase Use of Biofuels

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Don Tormey, 515.725.0428,

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$933,000 in State Energy Program Grants to Help Increase Use of Biofuels   

Iowa Biodiesel Board, Kum & Go and Magellan Pipeline Company Receive Awards  

 

 

April 25, 2011(Des Moines, Iowa) - Three grants, totaling $933,000, have been awarded for renewable fuels education, marketing and outreach efforts to help boost increased use of both ethanol blended gasoline and biodiesel. The grants were awarded under the Iowa State Energy Program (SEP) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

The Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P., will receive $500,000 in grant assistance to install new equipment that will allow for the unloading, storage and blending of biodiesel at their Des Moines, Iowa terminal.

Kum & Go, L.C. was awarded a $400,000 grant to install four or more ethanol blender pumps at 10 new Kum & Go stations for a total of 40 individual blender pumps. These blender pumps will allow Iowa consumers more choices of various ethanol blended gasoline.

The Iowa Biodiesel Board will receive a $33,000 grant to educate Iowa diesel technicians on the benefits of biodiesel through their Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians Program.

 

These targeted projects will promote Iowa’s biofuel economy and help create jobs in this key industry. To review the Iowa State Energy Program information, please visit: www.energy.iowa.gov.

 

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