The Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council will commit $1 million to fund a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program to help expand access to higher ethanol blends. Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Tim Waibel says it’s a worthwhile investment. “This isn’t the first time we’ve put money in to fund these types of infrastructure programs for fueling stations,” explains Waibel. “Once this is approved by Minnesota lawmakers and the governor signs it, the program will be run through the Minnesota Agriculture Department.” Waibel says more than 380 fueling stations in Minnesota currently have the ability to pump E15 or higher fuel blends.
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