Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Progam
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced another round of HBIIP funding, approximately $22M, which will be made available to fueling stations to install higher ethanol blends. Interested retailers will need to act quickly, the 30-day window opens December 21 and closes January 19. 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.
There are numerous resources available to assist you.
For more information on HBIIP contact Jeff Carpenter, USDA Energy Coordinator/Rural Development, at [email protected] or 402-437-5554.