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USDA offering $100 million in funding grants for the newly created Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program; informational webinars start next week

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.

‚ÄčThe 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.

Upcoming webinars:

Three upcoming webinars will provide those interested with more information. Space is limited so please register soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time
Audience Link: Registration
Dial
-in Only: +1 706-418-5005(United States)
Passcode: 72734457#

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time.
Audience Link: Registration
Dial-in Only: +1 706-418-5005(United States)
Passcode: 02530265#

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time.
Audience Link: Registration
Dial-in Only: +1 706-418-5005(United States)
Passcode: 02530265#

 

Important links for more information:
HBIIP
Nebraska Ethanol Board

 

For more information contact Jeff Carpenter, USDA Energy Coordinator/Rural Development, at jeff.carpenter@usda.gov or 402-437-5554.


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