Tag: USDA

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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Soybean record crop in Brazil presumably smaller than expected

Soybean record crop in Brazil presumably smaller than expected

February 13, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that Brazil and Argentina are set to maintain their shares in the global soybean market this crop year. The soybean harvests both in Argentina and in Brazil are expected to be larger, although poor growing conditions dampen prospects of a bumper crop. Brazil, the US and Argentina are the main soybean […]

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Application window opens for $700M in COVID payments for biofuel producers

Application window opens for $700M in COVID payments for biofuel producers

December 22, 2021 |

In Washington, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS or Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the application window, application requirements and the availability of up to $700 million in payments to eligible biofuel producers for unexpected market losses as a result of COVID-19 in order to maintain a viable and […]

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Blue Biofuels and USDA ARS collaborate on boosting king grass yields

Blue Biofuels and USDA ARS collaborate on boosting king grass yields

December 16, 2021 |

In Florida, Blue Biofuels, Inc. and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) are collaborating on optimizing the yields of Pennisetum hybridum, commonly known as king grass, a perennial grass biomass crop, that the Company is using as feedstock for its patented cellulose to sugar (“CTS”) process. The USDA ARS and […]

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USDA researchers find carinata-based SAF could reduce GHG emissions 68%

USDA researchers find carinata-based SAF could reduce GHG emissions 68%

December 9, 2021 |

In Georgia, carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, is an oilseed crop that can be grown across the southern U.S. during winter months. The oil obtained from crushed carinata seeds can be refined to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This could reduce up to 68 percent of carbon emissions compared to a unit of conventional […]

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USDA provides $800M to biofuels producers and infrastructure

USDA provides $800M to biofuels producers and infrastructure

December 8, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available through […]

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