Missouri Soy creates biodiesel grant program
The Missouri Soybean Association and Merchandising Council have a new biodiesel infrastructure grant program, up to 200-thousand dollars per eligible applicant.
Matt Amick, director of Biofuels and New Uses with Missouri Soybean, tells Brownfield the new program builds on the USDA’s new infrastructure grants.
“When we found out that USDA was releasing their program we worked with Missouri Corn and Missouri Agricultural Small Business Development Authority to create a statewide biofuels infrastructure program.”
Amick says Missouri soybean farmers are going to go ahead and match whatever the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) awards when it comes to biodiesel infrastructure projects. Amick tells Brownfield Ag News, “An entity is eligible if they receive all three grants for up to 75% of the total project cost.”
The grants are for businesses, co-ops and others looking to build new or to retrofit existing biodesel infrastructure – from blending and distribution to fleet and retail locations. Amick says the grants fit in with the plan to return value to Missouri soybean farmers. Missouri is a leading state for biodiesel production.
Interview with Matt Amick ^^