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EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

July 27, 2015 |

In Germany, Agrimoney is reporting on the USDA report, isssued out of The Hague, predicting a stagnation in biofuels unless there is some postive moment on improt tariffs — the report noting, critically, that the EU has been walling itself off from interamtional markers with a series of -anti-dumping measures. Critics from exporting nations have […]

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National Corn Growers invests additional $500,000 for blender pump program

National Corn Growers invests additional $500,000 for blender pump program

July 21, 2015 |

In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association announced the investment of an additional $500,000 to an innovative program called Prime the Pump, which seeks to expand fueling infrastructure capable of delivering higher blends of ethanol fuel to American consumers. This increases the NCGA commitment to $2 million in the last year. Prime the Pump will […]

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USDA 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program webinar

USDA 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program webinar

July 19, 2015 |

Leidos and Wester Trade Resources are sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, July 23 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST regarding the USDA 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The USDA’s Section 9003 Program is designed  to build the bridge for “first of a kind” comercialization for renewable chemical and biobased product […]

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USDA overhauls its Section 9003 Biorefinery Loan Guarantee Program: What’s in it for you?

USDA overhauls its Section 9003 Biorefinery Loan Guarantee Program: What’s in it for you?

July 19, 2015 |

by Mark J. Riedy and Ben Snowden, Kilpatrick Townsend  The USDA has completely overhauled what used to be known as Biorefinery Assistance Program and now is called the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The Program provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million of senior debt for the development, construction, and […]

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USDA to host biorefinery info day on July 16

USDA to host biorefinery info day on July 16

July 14, 2015 |

In Washington, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), an Agency within USDA Rural Development, is holding a forum on July 16 to introduce the new “Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program” (Section 9003 Program), formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program (BAP), as found in the new regulation and the Notice of Solicitation of Applications […]

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USDA opens funding call under biorefinery program

USDA opens funding call under biorefinery program

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, the USDA announced the solicitation of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (the Program), formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program, to provide guaranteed loans to fund the development, construction, and Retrofitting of Commercial Scale biorefineries using Eligible Technology and of Biobased Product Manufacturing facilities that […]

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USDA sees higher Argentine biodiesel exports to US in 2016

USDA sees higher Argentine biodiesel exports to US in 2016

July 7, 2015 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports have found a home in the US with volumes growing and expectations of more in 2016, but stricter criteria on imports may hamper those ambitions. The USDA expects Argentine biodiesel exports to recover to more than 1 billion liters in 2016 from the 890 million liters it expects to see exported […]

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4 Minutes with…Valerie Reed, Senior Advisor for Bioenergy and Natural Resources, USDA

4 Minutes with…Valerie Reed, Senior Advisor for Bioenergy and Natural Resources, USDA

June 21, 2015 |

Valerie has led efforts on utilization of biomass for fuels and chemicals for over 22 years, resulting in significant cost reductions in the cost of cellulosic ethanol from approximately $9/gal to current projected cost of $2.15/gal.  She has helped initiate research pathways that now include technologies that are projected to reduce the cost of diesel […]

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The US Bioeconomy: $369B and 4 million jobs strong, says USDA

The US Bioeconomy: $369B and 4 million jobs strong, says USDA

June 18, 2015 |

High-Impact report on the bioeconomy, changes to the BioPreferred program and to the Biorefinery Assistance Program; all in a day’s work for Vilsack & Co. In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry in 2013 contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to the US economy.  He also […]

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USDA sets July 15 as deadline for $100 million blender pump grant applications

USDA sets July 15 as deadline for $100 million blender pump grant applications

June 16, 2015 |

In Washington, following an announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on May 29, the Commodity Credit Corporation announced June 12 that all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., may now apply for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. The funding is to support the infrastructure needed to […]

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