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NEWS UPDATE October 15, 2013

Iowa State officials pushing to expand biofuels sales at Iowa gas retailers

by William Petroski, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted October 15, 2013

State officials on Monday announced a new biofuels pilot program, “Fueling Our Future,” to establish more blender pumps at gas retailers around Iowa to sell mid-level ethanol-blended gasoline and biodiesel fuel. Gov. Terry Branstad said the public-private partnership will use federal funds to leverage state dollars in the existing renewable fuel infrastructure program to build on the state’s role as a leader in renewable fuels production. This will include the redirection of $250,000 in federal anti-pollution money from the U.S. Department of Transportation to further leverage state dollars in the existing rural renewable infrastructure program, officials said. [ read more … ]

Iowa creates new biofuels program

  •  Associated Press  •  Posted October 15, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad is seeking to expand the availability of certain types of biofuels in Iowa. Branstad on Monday announced a new program called “Fueling our Future.” [ read more … ]

Iowa Governor gives a nod to the “sweet spot” in ethanol blends

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff Writer, Business Record  •  Associated Press  •  Posted October 15, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad announced a pilot program Monday to assist retailers who might like to blend their own, ethanol that is, at their pumps. The focus is E-30, or gasoline that consists of 30 percent ethanol, as opposed to the 10, 15 and 85 percent blends currently on the market. Branstad described the $250,000 “Fueling our Future” program as a way to test consumer interest in making more choices at the pump. The funds would be used to help retailers defray the costs of blending pumps, which could mix up batch fuel blends on the spot. [ read more … ]

Biofuel Program In Iowa May Mean More Ethanol

KLJB-TV, Quad Cities  •  Associated Press  •  Posted October 15, 2013

A new biofuel pilot program in Iowa could make drivers use more ethanol when they go to the pumps to fill up. The program called “Fueling Our Future” aims at expanding a gasoline blend called E-30 that is 30-percent ethanol. 250-thousand federal dollars will be used to install more pumps. [ read more … ]

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