Growth Energy welcomed the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement of grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP).
Growth Energy's network of both large and small retail partners secured nearly $30 million (€25 million) in grants for over 290 sites selling more than 400 million gallons of petroleum annually.
"This announcement offers a welcome ray of hope during an otherwise rough year for America's farmers, retailers and biofuel producers," said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. "It represents a major milestone in our efforts to ensure more Americans can access cleaner and more affordable ethanol-blended fuel. We're grateful to Secretary Perdue, USDA, and our congressional champions who are working tirelessly to make higher ethanol blends a success."
"We're especially proud of Growth Energy's incredible network of retail partners, who bring Unleaded88 (E15) to consumers across the nation and are paving the way for higher blends of ethanol," she added.
HBIIP recipients welcomed the news that they will receive funding for infrastructure projects to facilitate increased sales of higher biofuel blends (E15/B20 or higher).
"Casey's is rooted in local towns across the Midwest, making farmers and their families part of our community," said Darren Rebelez, President and CEO of Casey's. "This grant will allow us to expand availability of higher ethanol blends to our guests. We appreciate the continued support of Growth Energy and their efforts."
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