Sens. Marshall, Moran Announce Over $100,000 in USDA HBIIP Funding Benefitting McPherson
(Washington, D.C., August 20, 2021) – U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. and Jerry Moran announced a $117,000 USDA Rural Development Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grant awarded to Three G Energy. This funding will allow Three G Energy to replace four dispensers at a fueling station in McPherson. This project is expected to increase the amount of ethanol sold by 894,742 gallons per year.
“Continued expansion of necessary infrastructure for the biofuels industry increases marketing options for farmers and provides consumers with an affordable, clean energy option at the pump – a clear win-win for all Kansans,” said Senator Marshall. “I applaud USDA’s investment in renewable fuel systems, and look forward to the expansion of biofuel sales benefitting not only our great state, but America as a whole.”
“Diversifying the energy market, particularly our fuel supply, is beneficial for our country,” said Senator Moran. “As a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over USDA, I will continue to advocate for programs that promote the expansion of biofuels produced by our farmers to give Kansans greater access to higher quality fuels at the pump.”
USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) investments will be used to build infrastructure to help expand the availability of higher-blend renewable fuels. The HBIIP program helps give consumers more environmentally-friendly fuel choices when they fill-up at the pump.