Area Companies Awarded Grants from Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Board has approved 35 project applications totaling more than 1.6 million dollars, including a few in the area.

Ag State in Holstein is receiving a $3,250 grant for an E-15 project. Kimmes Enterprises in Rockwell City is receiving a 50-thousand dollar grant for a biodiesel project. Morrow’s Standard Service in Lake City is receiving a grant of nearly 48-thousand dollars for a biodiesel project.

The RFIP helps fuel retailers provide higher blends of lower-cost Iowa-grown biofuels to consumers by incentivizing the installation, replacement, and conversion of ethanol biodiesel dispensing and storage infrastructure. Incentives to upgrade biodiesel terminals and storage facilities are also available.

The grants were approved at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board’s quarterly meeting held this month. Additional RFIP grant applications will be considered during the next quarterly meeting in October. The RFIP grant application is available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website.

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