Contact: Elise Nelson 608-266-9600
Madison, WI -The Public Service Commission (PSC) announced today that Wisconsin is the recipient of a $3.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to significantly expand and support the installation of ethanol blending equipment at retail gas stations throughout the state.
This collaborative effort between the PSC, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board, Wisconsin BioFuels Association, American-Lung Association of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Jetz Convenience Stores, Kwik Trip, Inc. and Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association aims to:
– Install a minimum of 100 new ethanol blending sites on or near the major fleets and travel corridors throughout WI; and
– Launch a comprehensive marketing and outreach program in conjunction with the deployment of stations under this project.
“We are looking forward to launching the program in the coming months and improving ethanol availability in the transportation sector,” said Maria Redmond of the State Energy Office.
The State of Wisconsin continues to be supportive of retailer’s mid-level ethanol blend installation and there has been a slight growth in this area over the last few years. Approximately 20 stations now offer blends such as E15, E20, E25, E30 and E85. This project assists the industry which includes local infrastructure and correlated use of Wisconsin-produced ethanol.