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Japan invites public comments for SAF promotion policy proposal

Japan invites public comments for SAF promotion policy proposal

October 26, 2022 |

In Japan, the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service reports that on October 4, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) invited public comments on the proposed Basic Policy for Promoting Decarbonization of Aviation. The proposed policy identifies Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) introduction as a key strategy for reducing CO2 emissions in Japan’s aviation sector. […]

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USDA to invest up to $2.8B in 70 projects under Climate-Smart Commodities program

USDA to invest up to $2.8B in 70 projects under Climate-Smart Commodities program

September 15, 2022 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with projects from the second funding pool to be announced later this year. Ultimately, USDA’s anticipated […]

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USDA now accepting applications for $100M in blending infrastructure grants

USDA now accepting applications for $100M in blending infrastructure grants

August 23, 2022 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for $100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. USDA is making the funding available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). This program seeks to market higher blends […]

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USDA accepting applications for $10M biomaterials infrastructure pilot program

USDA accepting applications for $10M biomaterials infrastructure pilot program

July 14, 2022 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials, creating new revenue streams for farmers. […]

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USDA launches biobased products pilot program

USDA launches biobased products pilot program

July 4, 2022 |

In Iowa, the US Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that aims to support the development of biobased products and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the $10-million program at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery, a family-owned, 120-head […]

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Alto Ingredients scores $22.7M from USDA biofuel producers program

Alto Ingredients scores $22.7M from USDA biofuel producers program

June 21, 2022 |

In California, Alto Ingredients, Inc. has received a $22.7 million cash grant from the USDA’s Biofuel Producer Program. The Program was created as part of the CARES Act, which provided $700 million to support biofuel producers who experienced market losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Kandris, Alto Ingredients’ CEO, said, “The grant we received […]

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USDA Invests in New HBCU Agribusiness Innovation Center at NC A&T State University

USDA Invests in New HBCU Agribusiness Innovation Center at NC A&T State University

June 20, 2022 |

In North Carolina, USDA-NIFA is investing $1.92 million to establish an Agriculture Business Innovation Center at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Historically Black College and University in Greensboro, North Carolina. The new innovation center will serve as a technical assistance hub to enhance agriculture-based business development opportunities nationwide, The FY 2021 Consolidated […]

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Concept papers for scale-up of integrated biorefineries funding opportunity due soon

Concept papers for scale-up of integrated biorefineries funding opportunity due soon

June 16, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., applications of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries FOA must submit a concept paper by 5 p.m. ET on or before July 8, 2022, to be eligible to submit a full application. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $59 million to accelerate the production of biofuels and […]

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USDA outlines biofuels funding following Biden’s E15 announement

USDA outlines biofuels funding following Biden’s E15 announement

April 14, 2022 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels. USDA is making the following investments as part of the plan outlined by President Biden: ·      $5.6 million for Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels through the Higher […]

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Midwest Bioprocessing Center earns USDA Certified Biobased Product label for two products

Midwest Bioprocessing Center earns USDA Certified Biobased Product label for two products

March 1, 2022 |

In Illinois, Midwest Bioprocessing Center, LLC has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for two of its iActive Personal Care ingredients. The products, iActive FeruliShield™ Feruloyl Soy Glycerides (FSG-33), and Feruloyl Coconut Glycerides, (FCG-33) and are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased […]

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