Tag: USDA

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to using the Billion Ton Report

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to using the Billion Ton Report

June 14, 2016 |

This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result of is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), National Laboratories, and various Agency representatives of the Biomass R&D Board’s Analysis Interagency Working Group. Zia Haq (DOE) and Harry Baumes (USDA) are the co-chairs.

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USDA says April corn and sorghum consumption for ethanol fell

USDA says April corn and sorghum consumption for ethanol fell

June 2, 2016 |

In Illinois, the USDA says corn consumption for ethanol in April fell to 392.4 million bushels from 430.9 million bushels in March and 407.8 million bushels during the same period last year. DDGS production fell in line with ethanol production to 1.702 million tons in April compared to 1.920 million tons in March. Sorghum consumption […]

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USDA investing $8.8 million on advanced biofuels

USDA investing $8.8 million on advanced biofuels

May 30, 2016 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. USDA continues to lead the way in promotion of advanced biofuel production, from implementing the revised Farm Billbio-refinery program to the […]

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USDA leads ethanol leaders on trade mission to Mexico

USDA leads ethanol leaders on trade mission to Mexico

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse will lead a team of U.S. ethanol industry leaders on a mission to Mexico May 24 to May 25, to explore opportunities to expand both the United States’ and Mexico’s renewable energy sectors. Mission participants will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development […]

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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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The Crash of ’18

The Crash of ’18

May 23, 2016 |

Economists are saying that the US is experiencing the “most-unloved bull market in history”. You might wonder why, if shares are rising, GDP is rising, unemployment is falling and inflation is steady, why is everyone so nervous? Let’s start here: If your story matches the average American investment experience, roughly half of your worth is […]

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USDA announces $21 million for bioenergy and biobased products

USDA announces $21 million for bioenergy and biobased products

May 18, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $21 million to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training for the next generation of scientists that will expand availability of renewable, sustainable goods and energy. This funding is available through the […]

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UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

May 17, 2016 |

In California, researchers from the University of California at Riverside have received a $1.3 million award from the USDA that will fund research on developing commercially viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials. The award will support a project that aims to convert poplar wood into ethanol and polyurethanes based on […]

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USDA and DOE award $10 million towards biofuel production and feedstock research

USDA and DOE award $10 million towards biofuel production and feedstock research

May 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the joint investment of $10 million towards research that will drive more efficient biofuels production and agricultural feedstock improvements. These awards were made through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), authorized by […]

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Family Express to receive $789,000 to upgrade 45 blender pumps across Indiana

Family Express to receive $789,000 to upgrade 45 blender pumps across Indiana

May 1, 2016 |

In Indiana, convenience store and fuel retailer Family Express will receive more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump program to bring online 45 dispensers at 37 stations in the state. The Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program, jointly funded by the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, provided […]

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