Tag: BCAP

House Agriculture Appropriations Bill axes BCAP, slashes Loan Guarantees and REAP

House Agriculture Appropriations Bill axes BCAP, slashes Loan Guarantees and REAP

June 28, 2017 |

In Washington, the draft House Appropriations Committee’s FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill was released, and cut the Rural Energy for America Program from $50 million to $9 million, cut the Section 9003 Loan Guarntee program by $65 million, leaving $31 million, and cencelled the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. “The biobased economy is boosting innovation in domestic […]

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USDA announces 2017 BCAP program details

USDA announces 2017 BCAP program details

November 15, 2016 |

In Washington, USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. The funds are from the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. In fiscal year 2017, […]

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USDA unveils 2016 BCAP funding program

USDA unveils 2016 BCAP funding program

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Facilities seeking to be qualified by USDA […]

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USDA to bring back BCAP program this summer

USDA to bring back BCAP program this summer

June 2, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides financial assistance to establish and maintain […]

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Save $270M! (and Make Biofuels Feedstocks, er, Feasible, er, Now)

Save $270M! (and Make Biofuels Feedstocks, er, Feasible, er, Now)

May 6, 2013 |

Is there bio-based relief for the harried taxpayer in sight? Could conservationists, growers and biofuels producers find common ground in adapting the Conservation Reserve Program for bioenergy? Could the US save $270M/year, and strengthen two carbon-reducing laws on the books? The eminent Iowa State economist Bruce Babcock recently opined: “The future of cellulosic biofuels in […]

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USDA expands BCAP in North Carolina with Repreve and Chemtex

USDA expands BCAP in North Carolina with Repreve and Chemtex

July 29, 2012 |

In North Carolina, the USDA has expanded their Biomass Crop Assistance Program with plans to invest $4 million in annual payments to miscanthus and switchgrass farmers. The project area will encompass 11 counties, and is partnering with Repreve Renewables and Chemtex. Read more here.

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Dial 9011 for crop assistance

Dial 9011 for crop assistance

June 14, 2012 |

Section 9011 of the Farm Bill – the Biomass Crop Assistance Program – USDA deploys $9.6M in new investments in bioenergy crops as questions revolve around the program’s future and effectiveness. Is BCAP important? Will it survive? How will it change? In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $9.6 million for the creation of two […]

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5 Rules for Thriving in the 2011-12 renewable fuel markets

5 Rules for Thriving in the 2011-12 renewable fuel markets

December 1, 2011 |

Focused on RFS, RIN, or VEETC? Have no idea what RMN, ATM, GDD, STT or LCW stand for? Amyris and Total do, and they are getting down the street towards serious scale. Are you? Yesterday’s Digest looked at the theme of getting stronger through beefing up management teams and raising cash, cash and more cash. […]

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USDA announces $80M in advanced biofuel producer payments

USDA announces $80M in advanced biofuel producer payments

September 29, 2011 |

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to grant $80 million this year to 163 companies that produce biofuel from alternative sources such as animal fats and wood chips. The amount of each company’s payment is based on how much biofuel the company produces from sources other than corn. For example, Pennsylvania-based […]

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USDA awards $45 million to four new BCAP projects

USDA awards $45 million to four new BCAP projects

July 27, 2011 |

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states to expand the availability of non-food crops to be used in the manufacturing of liquid biofuels. USDA has allocated approximately $45 million for contracts that range between less than five years up to 15 […]

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