North Dakota Guidelines Document

Biofuels Blender Pump Program Guidelines

Award Ceiling
$5,000 per pump, $20,000 per retail location.

*Retailers installing ethanol blender pumps may be eligible for an additional grant of $2,500 per pump from the North Dakota Corn Council. Please visit www.ndcorn.org for details.

Match Requirements
Dollar for dollar cash match.

Guidelines

  • Funds can only be used for dispenser and associated hardware. No funds will be used for storage tanks, above or below ground, or any other infrastructure from the tank to the pump.
  • Funds will be provided to grantees on a reimbursement basis with proper supporting documentation.
    • Supporting documentation must include:
      • Confirmation that match requirement is met,
      • Invoice documenting total cost,
      • Certification of proper installation from the State Health Department,
      • Pump warranty or other appropriate document, and
      • Pump specifications detailing the number of hoses and blends.
  • Awardees must continue to sell biofuel blends for a minimum of 24 months of receiving assistance, or repay grant award. Repayment will be based on a pro-rated percentage. Exceptions to this repayment requirement will be considered on a case by case basis and will be at the sole discretion of the Department of Commerce.
  • Projects must be completed and reimbursement must be requested by October 31, 2010.
  • A final report of quantities of biofuel blends sold will be required at the end of the first twelve months.
  • A portion of the funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. The last $250,000 funds may be awarded competitively.
  • North Dakota motor fuel retailers must agree to comply with pump removal guidelines, and dispose replaced pumps according to state law.

 

Qualifications

  • Certification form from the State Health Department verifying proper installation and labeling will be required with the application form.
    • NOTE: This certification form acknowledges your site’s existing or new infrastructure has been approved to handle blends greater than E-10. This form must be submitted and approved by state officials before any work can be done on a site.
    • The form can be found at this link:
  • Ethanol pumps must be installed at a retail location and:
    • Dispense at retail a blend of gasoline and ethanol in the ratio selected by the purchaser.
    • Be manufactured to an industry standard and carry a manufacturer’s warranty for compatibility with dispenser components and documentation of product compatibility with associated storage and piping systems.
    • Comply with all alternative fuel, biofuel, and flexible fuel requirements established by law.
    • Have at least 4 hoses and dispense the following:
    • A blend of E10 or the minimum blend approved for all vehicles by the EPA;
    • A blend of at least 20% ethanol; and
    • E85.
  • Biodiesel blender pumps must be installed at a retail location and:
    • Dispense at retail varying blends of biodiesel and mineral diesel in the ratio selected by the purchaser.
    • Comply with all alternative fuel, biofuel, and flexible fuel requirements established by law.
    • Be manufactured to an industry standard and carry a manufacturer’s warranty for compatibility with dispenser components and documentation of product compatibility with associated storage and piping systems.

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