Tag: USDA

USDA says EU biofuel growth will depend on uptake of higher blends

USDA says EU biofuel growth will depend on uptake of higher blends

August 17, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, the USDA agricultural attache in the Hague says current blending of food crop based ethanol and biodiesel in Europe is estimated at respectively 3.3 and 4.3 percent. Further growth in the use of conventional biofuels will mainly depend on the successful introduction of the higher blends such as E10 and E85. The blending […]

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USDA announces $63 million in rural energy funding including for biodiesel

USDA announces $63 million in rural energy funding including for biodiesel

August 11, 2015 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $63 million in loans and grants this month for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program. Lakeview Biodiesel LLC will use a $3.3 million loan guarantee to help acquire a Missouri biodiesel plant and make improvements to bring it […]

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Why “less dry” when you can “dry for less,” says Forest Concepts with Biomass Drying research grant 

Why “less dry” when you can “dry for less,” says Forest Concepts with Biomass Drying research grant 

August 9, 2015 |

In Washington state, Forest Concepts has been awarded an SBIR research contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The two-year, $499,997 contract will support development of advanced model-predictive control systems for biomass dryers used in the biofuel and bioproducts supply chain. Innovations and technologies resulting from this project can […]

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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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