The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) announced that $250,000 was given to Iowa from the  State Energy Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant to make it easier for all Iowans to access biofuels and use more homegrown Iowa fuels throughout the state.

This funding will help consumers have more choices at the pump, support local farmers and help the biofuels industry’s long term success. Biofuels and biodiesel are a key component of our state’s and nation’s economy and a powerful part of our clean energy future.

Through this funding, OEI will initiate a campaign through public awareness, market incentives and education, that will support creating the market for mid and high blend ethanol that can be dispensed from blender pumps.

For more information visit: www.energy.iowa.gov.