The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has welcomed the available funding for competitive, cost-shared grants to support infrastructure for higher blends of biodiesel.
The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) issued a notice that funds are being made available under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP).
Kurt Kovarik, NBB's vice president of federal affairs, said: "NBB's members thank Secretary Perdue and USDA for supporting farmers and biodiesel producers. The HBIIP will help the industry expand consumers' access to cleaner, better transportation and heating fuels in the future."
Of the $100 million (€92 million) USDA is making available, $14 million (€12.9 million) will be available to support infrastructure for biodiesel blends above 5%. The grants will match up to 50% of eligible costs or $5 million (€4.6 million), whichever is lower.
The USDA anticipates making about 150 awards and providing assistance to 1,500 locations with the available funds.
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