Iowa approves funding for state blender pump program for higher biofuel blends

May 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) – a move that will spur economic activity across the state and support Iowa farmers, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

RFIP provides cost-share dollars to fuel retailers to install blender pumps and other equipment necessary to offer higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. The Iowa Legislature passed Senate File 2414, which included $3 million of funding for RFIP out of the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund for fiscal year 2019. The bill now goes to Governor Kim Reynolds for her consideration.

“RFIP is doing exactly what it was designed to do – giving Iowans a great return on their investment while expanding consumer choice at the pump for higher biofuel blends,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Policy Director Grant Menke in their press release. “Interest in the program remains at an all-time high, and yesterday’s action by the Iowa Legislature will help continue this momentum.”

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