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January 10, 2024< 1 min read

January/February 2024 Power By People

USDA Invests $2.2 Million to Expand Renewable Fuels at Golden Grain Energy Ethanol Plant

USDA Rural Development Senior Advisor Cindy Axne on Nov. 7 announced that USDA is awarding a $2.25 million grant to ACE member Golden Grain Energy LLC, an ethanol plant near Mason City, Iowa, to increase the availability of domestic biofuels and give Americans additional cleaner fuel options at the pump. The funding comes through USDA Rural Development’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive program. Axne made the announcement while touring the ethanol plant with Theresa Greenfield, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa.

“Biofuels are homegrown fuels,” Axne said. “The Biden-Harris Administration is leading the way in expanding the availability of higher-blend fuels as one more choice for American consumers. Our Iowa farmers, our rural economy, and our hard-working neighbors all benefit when these cleaner, more affordable options are easy to access, right there at the gas pump.”


Left-to-right: Matt Dutka (GGE plant manager), Chad Kuhlers (GGE CEO), Cindy Axne (USDA-RD), Dave Sovereign (GGE Board Chair), and Theresa Greenfield (USDA-RD)