A program aiming to make ethanol blends available in more areas in Indiana has detailed its first round of grants. The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council say three recipients will share more than $268,000 through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program.
The organizations say the recipients are planning to install 19 blender pumps capable of dispensing E15-E85 fuel.
The recipients are:
Thortons (Clark, Floyd counties): $99,739.85 for four pumps
Coop Fuels (Miami, Grant, Jay, Whitley, Adams, Lawrence, Wayne, Putnam, Clark, Dubois counties): $121,592.38 for 12 pumps
Speedway (Lake, Marion, Delaware counties): $47,619 for 3 pumps
The groups say the effort is designed to expand ethanol’s availability to the estimated 450,000 Hoosiers who drive flex-fuel vehicles.