The Missouri Department of Agriculture has Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grant funding available to Missouri fuel retailers in order to accelerate the use and availability of higher blends of ethanol fuel as clean burning, renewable alternatives to conventional unleaded gasoline and, in turn, drive economic development in the state.

In 2015, Missouri received $2.9 million in grant funds through the BIP. This project enables the Missouri Department of Agriculture, with support from the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, the state’s ethanol refineries and a national ethanol-industry-funded program called Prime the Pump, to work with retailers to install as many as 171 fuel pumps and expand access to renewable fuels in Missouri.

Missouri fuel retailers are eligible to participate through a special block grant program funded by the USDA grant and administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Funding will be awarded to eligible business owners to purchase and install ethanol fuel pumps (E15-E85 certified blender, E85 dedicated) and storage tanks.

Application Information

Applications are being accepted and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2017.

For more information, contact Jane McIntosh at the Missouri Department of Agriculture at (573) 751-4211.