Denco II of Morris has received an $82,685 grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to expand biofuel access and production.



The department of agriculture said in a news release that Denco II plans to use the grant to upgrade its Morris site to offer E-15 fuel locally and to create an E85 product using regular gasoline.



The Denco II grant was one of four awarded by the department of agriculture. The four grants totalled more than $500,000, the news release said.



Kwik Trip received $185,465 for its biofuel facility in Eyota. Renewable Energy Group in Albert Lea received a grant worth $113,500 for upgrades on tanks and dispensers at fuel sites. Renewable Energy will also add a conversion system that will allow fleet vehicles to operate on 100% biodiesel blended fuel. Plasma Blue received a grant worth $150,000 to scale up its plasma technology plant at the University of Minnesota.