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South Dakota seeks applications for ethanol pump grants

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A state economic development agency is accepting applications for grants that will help South Dakota gas stations install pumps that let customers choose different blends of fuel containing ethanol.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development is providing $960,000 for the program.

Most ethanol now is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline. The blender pumps let customers choose blends with a higher percentage of ethanol.

Hunter Roberts, state energy policy director, says the program that started earlier this year has already helped install 55 ethanol blender pumps at 26 locations.

Money for the program comes from an agreement reached last year that changed incentive payments to ethanol plants. Some of the money saved in the agreement is being used for the blender pump grants.






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