Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Progam
The USDA has made $100 million in grants available this year for the newly created Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Through this program, transportation fueling and biodiesel distribution facilities will be able to apply for grants to help install, retrofit, and/or upgrade fuel storage, dispenser pumps, related equipment and infrastructure to be able to sell ethanol and biodiesel. Cost-share grants and/or incentives will be made available for fuel ethanol/biodiesel blends such as E15 or higher.
The purpose of the HBIIP is to significantly 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 is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure.
Important links for more information:
- Nebraska Ethanol Board
- Renewable Fuels Association resources including webinar slides and recordings. (added June 2, 2020)
- American Coalition for Ethanol resources, including new (July 1) video series outlining application step.
For more information contact Jeff Carpenter, USDA Energy Coordinator/Rural Development, at email@example.com or 402-437-5554.