Tag: USDA

USDA opens about $22M in funding for higher ethanol and biodiesel blends

USDA opens about $22M in funding for higher ethanol and biodiesel blends

December 20, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S Department of Agriculture is offering another round of funding for its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program starting December 21st and closing on January 19th with about $22 million available to fueling stations, terminal operations, depots and similar entities for higher ethanol blends than E10 and higher biodiesel blends than B5. […]

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Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

December 13, 2020 |

In Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley applauded President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, a strong advocate of biofuels, to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued the following statement: “We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose Tom Vilsack as U.S. […]

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USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

October 22, 2020 |

In Georgia, SYNLawn has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, SYNAugustine 547 Bio-Based System, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. The following SYNLawn products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label: • SYNRenew with 47% biobased content. […]

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Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

October 11, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the National Biodiesel Board, Iowa Biodiesel Board, and Iowa Soybean Association, the Renewable Fuels Association, and others welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement of cost-sharing grants to support infrastructure that will increase consumer access to higher blends of renewable fuels. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a series of grants as […]

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USDA so far invested $22M in HBIIP program

USDA so far invested $22M in HBIIP program

October 8, 2020 |

In Iowa, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds were made available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to recipients in 14 states. […]

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USDA to accept Advanced Biofuel Payment Program applications from Oct. 1

USDA to accept Advanced Biofuel Payment Program applications from Oct. 1

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, the USDA will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1, 2020 to expand the production of advanced biofuel by providing payments to eligible producers. USDA is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. Through this program, producers will receive payments to help offset costs associated with the production of advanced biofuel. […]

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Switching to switchgrass – will DOE and USDA funding turn switchgrass into a Rockstar biofuel feedstock?

Switching to switchgrass – will DOE and USDA funding turn switchgrass into a Rockstar biofuel feedstock?

September 27, 2020 |

Australian rock band AC/DC was on a roll with several record hits like ‘Back in Black’ and ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’ in the early 1980s, until that is, the ‘Flick of the Switch’ in 1983 that some rock critics say was the beginning of the end for them and a “commercial […]

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Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

September 20, 2020 |

In Iowa, former Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge said that Trump’s $300 million aid package for oil and gas companies that may come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation, the same program that would assist struggling farmers and biofuels producers, is “insulting” when similar requests for farmers […]

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Trump looks at USDA-funded $300M small refinery bailout plan

Trump looks at USDA-funded $300M small refinery bailout plan

September 17, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that in response to the Environmental Protection Agency rejecting the pending “gap-year” requests through 2018, President Trump is looking at a potential $300 million bailout for refineries denied SREs for 2019 even though the EPA hasn’t yet announced which of those requests will be rejected. The idea of the USDA funded […]

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EPA looking at how to bail out small refineries denied gap-year SREs

EPA looking at how to bail out small refineries denied gap-year SREs

September 14, 2020 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is looking at potential funding options including coronavirus aid under the USDA to help bailout small refineries who have been denied gap-year SREs. So far, the biofuels industry has received little direct coronavirus-related aid and corn state senators have been pushing hard for it, especially in […]

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