The Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of ethanol in the state.

“Minnesota has long been a leader in the adoption and use of cleaner-burning ethanol,” said Jim O’Connor, a farmer in Blooming Prairie, Minn., and Chairman of the MCR&PC. “We’re pleased to make an early commitment to this future public-private infrastructure partnership that will benefit, not only farmers and rural communities, but all Minnesotans.”

“Expanding access and use of higher ethanol blends is a top priority for MCGA,” said Tim Waibel, a farmer in Courtland, Minn., and President of MCGA. “MCGA is proud to be a part of the solution in helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions through the use of higher blends of ethanol, while providing drivers with a higher octane and lower priced fuel.”

Read more details from Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

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