US governor promotes biofuels in 2019 budget

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In a release by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), they announced that the state of Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal, which includes $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP).

The programme provides cost-share grants to help Iowan retailers implement blender pumps, storage tanks, and other necessary equipment to offer higher blends of biofuels.

“IRFA members want to thank Gov. Reynolds for prioritizing funding for blender pumps through Iowa’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program in her budget,” said IRFA executive Monte Shaw.

“RFIP was identified in the Iowa Energy Plan as one of the best ways to help Iowa become number one in both the production and use of homegrown energy like ethanol and biodiesel. Gov. Reynolds continues to play a key role in pressing the Trump Administration to keep its commitments to renewable fuels, and she continues to lead here in Iowa as well.”