Iowa Legislature Funds State Blender Pump Program

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) will continue for another year, thanks to a vote by the Iowa Legislature to secure funding that provides cost-share dollars to fuel retailers for blender pumps and other equipment necessary to offer higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.

“The program has proven itself a legislative success story, helping to increase availability of renewable fuels for Iowa consumers, driving economic growth, and supporting the ag economy,” said Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. “An Iowa Department of Revenue reports that in 2017, for the second year in a row, more than half of diesel gallons sold in the state contained biodiesel.”

The bill now goes to Governor Kim Reynolds for her consideration. The RFIP is managed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.


One response to “Iowa Legislature Funds State Blender Pump Program”

  1. The value of these types of market expansion initiatives can be overstated. In order to prosper we must increase the availability of mid level ethanol blends, such as E-15, in the gasoline market. The oil industry is not going to help us in this effort. So we have to do this ourselves.