DES MOINES, Iowa • The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is spending $100 million to help install nearly 5,000 additional ethanol fuel pumps in 21 states, including Missouri and Illinois.
The agency said Wednesday that matching grants bring the total public-private investment to $210 million to increase the availability of the corn-based fuel.
Illinois will receive $12 million for 428 pumps and 65 gas stations. Missouri is getting nearly $3 million for 177 pumps at 166 stations.
The largest grants are going to Texas, $17 million for 763 pumps at 148 stations, and Florida, nearly $16 million for 892 pumps at 130 stations.
Source: STL Post Dispatch