Fuels

Casey’s, Love’s Granted $5 Million Each for E15 Fuel Dispensers

Funds part of Biden-Harris administration’s initiative to expand use of renewable fuels
Casey's, Love's
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Casey’s General Stores and Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores each have received nearly $5 million from the Biden-Harris administration to install blended-fuel dispensers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).

Casey’s will install 456 E15 dispensers at 111 locations in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. The initiative projects to increase the amount of ethanol sold by 49,084,590 gallons per year, according to the USDA.

  • Casey's General Stores Inc. is No. 3 on CSP's 2023 Top 202 list of convenience-store chains by store count.

Love’s plans to retrofit 704 E15 dispensers at 88 fueling stations located in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. This project targets an increase of ethanol sales by 86,085,412 gallons per year.

  • Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is No. 14 on CSP's 2023 Top 202 ranking of convenience-store chains by store count.

Businesses were granted $18,894,333 in total through HBIIP, which aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. The program also intends to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure.

Biofuels, which contribute to energy security, reduce air pollution and support rural economic development, are an important market for the United States, the USDA outlined in its program benefits.

 

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