The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $100 million in grants under its Superior Blend Infrastructure Incentive Program to expand infrastructure for renewable fuels from U.S. agricultural products (biodiesel, ethanol, etc.) .). Locomotive fueling facilities are eligible, according to the Federal Register.
According to Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for FY2022 (downloadable below), the goal of the HBIIP is “to increase the market availability of higher blend biofuels. To qualify for this program, the sole purpose of a project must be the installation and/or retrofit and/or upgrade of fuel pumps/dispensers, related/attached equipment, UST system components and other infrastructure necessary at a location to ensure the environmentally safe availability of fuel containing ethanol blends greater than 10% or fuel containing biodiesel blends greater than 5%.
Eligible applicants include “owners of fueling and fuel distribution facilities located in the United States and its territories. … Eligible entities would include service stations, convenience stores, hypermarket service stations, fleet facilities (including automotive, freight, rail and marine) and similar entities with equivalent capital investments, as well as operations fuel/biodiesel terminals, midstream operations and fuel oil distribution facilities or equivalent entities.