Ohio Corn Marketing Program awards first ethanol infrastructure grant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) is pleased to announce Speedway LLC (Speedway) as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use the grant to increase ethanol availability in Franklin, Hancock, Lake, Cuyahoga, Warren and Clark counties.The grant program creates the opportunity for fuel retailers to significantly expand the reach of ethanol in Ohio through financial support for the purchase and installation of dispensing equipment that is compatible with ethanol-blended fuels.“Over 722,000 Ohio motorists are driving flex fuel vehicles, and they deserve access to efficient and clean burning ethanol,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn Marketing Program. “We are proud of our farmers’ dedication to ethanol demand expansion, as they continue to invest significant corn checkoff dollars to improving ethanol availability.”OCMP is working in partnership with Guardian Energy to financially support the program. Guardian Energy operates an ethanol plant in Lima, Ohio. The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States assist in administering the grants. Additional grants for fuel retailers are still available for a limited time.The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program details include:•           Funding structure to aid in the purchase of ethanol compatible fuel dispensing equipment and site work (i.e. tanks) to accommodate installation•           Priority given to fuel retailers looking to install in multiple locations•           Simple application process with assistance available for completing appropriate paperwork•           Quick reimbursement when projects are completed.Please contact Brad Moffitt at 740.201.8088 or bmoffitt@ohiocornandwheat.org of OCMP for detailed participation information. For questions about the grant application process, contact John DeRosa, environmental programs director for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest at 217.787.5864 or John.DeRosa@lung.org. Information is also available at www.CleanAirChoice.org.last_img

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