Nov. 21, 2022 is deadline to submit applications to USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 23 that USDA is accepting applications for $100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. agricultural products.
The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) (link to Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program | Rural Development (usda.gov)) seeks to market higher blends of biodiesel (B5 and higher) and ethanol by sharing the costs to build and retrofit biofuel-related infrastructure such as pumps, dispensers and storage tanks. If your fleet has older equipment and you want to use biodiesel, the program would pay 50% of the design and install of newer equipment.
Fleets looking to use blends of B20 and above are a targeted group for dispersing funds, according to the program coordinator. The Michigan Advanced Biofuels team has experience assisting fleets to obtain funding and can answer questions related to applying. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.