Iowa Corn® is excited to hear the Iowa legislature passed a spending bill late Tuesday night that will provide further funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The program provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers to upgrade fueling infrastructure to offer E15, E85 and/or biodiesel blends. The program’s funding of $3 million for FY2020 was included in HF765, a bill to fund the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.
The RFIP supports a top priority of the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA), as well as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB). ICPB is working to promote and expand the infrastructure, availability and the use of corn-ethanol in our state and around the world.
“The RFIP is important for continuing to build infrastructure for the availability of clean burning, high octane fuels,” said Kelly Nieuwenhuis a District one farmer from Primghar that serves on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board. “The funding for the RFIP will continue to be invested to offer consumers more options for homegrown fuels at the pump.”
For more information about ethanol and retailers offering higher blends, go to iowacorn.org/ethanol.