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Dalrymple: North Dakota Selected For Federal Biofuels Program
Post Date: Sep 14 2015

By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that North Dakota is among 21 states selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. The program will provide states with $100 million in grants to expand motorists’ access to renewable fuels.
“North Dakota is nationally recognized as a leader in developing successful partnerships with retailers to expand the availability of blended fuels,” Dalrymple said. “This new federal program will work in much the same way and will help us build on the successful efforts that began several years ago in North Dakota to promote greater access to biofuels at the pump.”
Funding through USDA’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership is limited to $100 million for fiscal year 2015 and will be used to support the installation of fuel pumps and other infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers. With matching funds from private and state resources, USDA estimates that the program will support nearly 5,000 additional blended fuel pumps at more than 1,400 fueling stations in 21 states.
In 2009, North Dakota initiated a statewide blended-fuel pump program that led to the installation of more than 200 pumps at 66 retail locations across the state. Over the life of the state’s program, the sale of ethanol-blended fuels increased 56 percent in North Dakota. 
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