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AGRI Minnesota Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership – Blender Pump Program


The Minnesota Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership Grant Program (BIP) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of Minnesota, and private-sector partners for the primary purpose of increasing consumption of biofuel in the form of ethanol.

This grant pays for a portion of the cost of ethanol blender pumps. The basic amounts of the grant award are:

  • Up to 70% of a single blender pump and associated costs, OR
  • Up to a maximum of $20,000 per dispenser, whichever is less.

A bonus grant award is possible per pump when a site’s benchmarks - are met or exceeded. These benchmarks are:

  • Sales volumes over a million of gallons per year.
  • Excellent site condition-no to minimal island corrosion, even-surfaced parking lot, clean and attractive restrooms, etc. If a remodel is planned that will improve the site condition, the applicant is asked to explain this in the narrative section of the application.
  • Exceptional plans, with specific details for marketing and customer interaction, that will assure successful sales of higher blend ethanol fuels.

The deadline for final submission is Friday, November 18, 2016, at 4:00 pm, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed and awards offered periodically during this time.

Review the RFP for pertinent information regarding submission of proposals and grant process.

Frequently Asked Questions

All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to Kevin Hennessy at kevin.hennessy@state.mn.us

MDA Contact

Kevin Hennessy, Bioenergy Manager
kevin.hennessy@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6223

Agricultural Marketing and Development Division