Minnesota corn industry invests $1M in biofuels infrastructure grant program

April 12, 2021 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of ethanol in the state.

Higher blends of ethanol in transportation fuel reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46%, deliver higher octane at a lower cost, and provide significant economic benefits across the state.

Governor Walz has recommended $2 million per year for a state biofuel infrastructure grant program. Both the Minnesota House and Senate Agriculture committees have included funding for biofuels infrastructure in their budget bills.

MCR&PC and MCGA have a history of providing grants to retailers to replace or upgrade fuel infrastructure for higher blends of blends of ethanol. Since 2008, MCR&PC and MCGA have invested nearly $28 million in ethanol infrastructure, research and education.

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