WHAT IS THE KANSAS BETTER BLENDS INITIATIVE?
The Kansas Better Blends Initiative (KBBI) is an alliance of key partners in the ethanol industry. Together, we will increase the availability of ethanol products in Kansas. We believe that providing access to clean, efficient and home-grown fuel is essential to improving our economy and our environment. KBBI will make available $2.23 million directly to retailers for installation of new or retrofit equipment.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR FUEL RETAILERS?
- KBBI will provide awards covering up to 90% of the installation cost of blender pumps
- KBBI funds will also cover up to 75% of the cost of single-use E15 pumps
- KBBI will help promote through a grand opening and other educational activities
- KBBI will provide funds to increase the visibility of ethanol fuels at participating stations
- The effort will target high-volume retailers and those in high-traffic, high-visibility areas
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN PREVIOUS ETHANOL PUMP PROGRAMS IN KANSAS?
Simply put, this program is better funded. The initiative will provide significant funding from partners and the USDA and provide a substantial level of technical and marketing support for the retailer. Retailers have the opportunity to have new and innovative equipment with little up-front investment.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
If you are interested, contact the Kansas Corn Commission at 785-448-6922, or email Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek at email@example.com.
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Apply early for the best chance to receive funding. KBBI will begin accepting applications in December.
The Kansas Better Blends Initiative is a partnership of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas Corn Commission, Renew Kansas, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, and ICM, Inc. These organizations have committed matching funds and in-kind services to make this program a success with the help of a technical advisory committee. The USDA Grant is administered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Contact the Kansas Corn Commission to request application materials including an editable scoring matrix.