Retailers recently applied for up to $100 million through the USDA for higher blend renewable fuel infrastructure. Christianson PLLP, working with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) in tandem with local retailers was an integral part of the application process for over $31 million dollars in HBIIP funding to facilitate increased sales of ethanol and biodiesel.
The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grant program is intended to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. Transportation fueling facilities and fuel distribution facilities were eligible including:
- Fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments;
- Terminal operations, depots, and midstream partners, and similarly equivalent operations.
Christianson worked with Bosselman, a 4th generation company, who markets and delivers petroleum products with a nationwide footprint to apply for this funding. Here’s what Randy had to say:
Our business’ focus is to market and deliver petroleum products throughout the Midwest, and to provide outstanding customer service. When we learned of the HBIIP program and the qualifications for funding, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to experience growth in our ethanol and biodiesel retail sales. We were connected with the Christianson and RFA teams, and experienced exceptional communication and commitment to our objectives, and look forward to working with Christianson and RFA again for future projects.
Randy L. Gard, C.O.O
Bosselman Administrative Services
If you need assistance locating funding for the growth or sustainability of your business, contact the experts at Christianson and RFA. We’re here to help!