Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels

The purpose of this subpart is to support and ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers.



Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - None.

Rural Development Energy Coordinator?s.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Seaboard Energy Oklahoma, Llc $ 234,637   2020-09-212020-09-21
Natural Biodiesel Plant, Llc $ 1,944   2020-07-272020-09-15
New Leaf Biofuel, Llc $ 9,508   2020-07-302020-09-15
Green Meadow Farms, Inc. $ 255   2020-07-302020-09-15
Parallel Products Of Kentucky, Inc $ 0   2020-07-272020-09-15
Forest Energy Corporation $ 34,794   2020-07-302020-09-15
Adkins Energy Llc $ 6,420   2020-07-272020-09-15
Usl Parallel Products Of California $ 2,105   2020-07-302020-09-15
World Energy Biox Biofuels Llc $ 40,975   2020-06-112020-09-15
Appalachian Wood Pellets, Inc $ 23,094   2020-06-112020-09-15



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The purpose of this program is to support and ensure an expanding production of Advanced Biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers.

The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program promotes sustainable economic development in rural America, and is an important part of achieving increased biofuel production.

Producers must produce advanced biofuel from feedstocks other than corn kernel starch.

The Statute allows $15 million of Mandatory Funds and $20 million of Discretionary Funds.

Producers must produce advance biofuel from other than corn kernel starch.

The Statute allows $25 million of Discretionary Funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Advance Biofuel Producer - an individual, corporation, company, foundation, association, labor organization, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, group of organizations, or non-profit entity that produces and sells an advanced biofuel. An individual, corporation, company, foundation, association, labor company, group of organizations, or non-profit entity that blends or otherwise combines advanced biofuels into a blended biofuel is not considered an advanced biofuel producer under this Program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The Advanced Biofuel Producer must produce a biofuel that meets the definition of advanced biofuel, be a solid, liquid, or gaseous advanced biofuel, be a final product. Fuel must be derived from renewable biomass other than corn kernel starch.

Credentials/Documentation

1. Application for participation in the program. 2. Certifications for quality of advance biofuel. 3. Historical and current production records. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is not subject to the Environmental Assessment or Executive 12372.

Award Procedures

1. Application for participation in the program 2. Sign a contract with the Agency 3. Submit a quarterly request for payment under the program with documentation of production 4. Convert production to BTU values 5. Award funding based on requests received and production for each producer.

Deadlines

Oct 01, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015 Application window is October 1 through October 31 each year. Quarterly payment request due within 30 days from end of each fiscal year quarter.

Authorization

Title IX of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 is amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and the Agricultural Act of 2014, Public Law 113-79, Title IX, Section 9005, 7 U,S,C, 8105 , Title IX, Section 9005.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

No date range has been identified for this program.

Appeals

An applicant may seek a review of an Agency decision or appeal to the National Appeals Division in accordance with 7 CFR Part 11 of this title.

Renewals

The program will be available until the end of Farm Bill.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. There are no matching requirements under this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applications for participation are accepted between October 1 through October 31, each fiscal year, in accordance with 7 CFR 4288.120(b). Applicants must also comply with the quarterly submission dates referenced in 7 CFR 4288.130(d). A Notice will be published each year identifying the amount available for payments. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

RD 4288-3 ADVANCED BIOFUEL PAYMENT PROGRAM - PAYMENT REQUEST Quarterly request for payments under the program with documentation of production.

No progress reports are required.

Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly request for payment under the program with documentation of quarterly production.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

No records submittal required after payment is made. Documentation is required prior to payment.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-2073-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $15,000,000; FY 17 est $15,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards are based on requests received and production for each producer. Budget has not been approved as of the update of this information, contact the office listed below for more information.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Notices are published in the Federal Register each fiscal year. Application and payment requirements are outlined in 7 CFR 4288-B

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Rural Development Energy Coordinator?s.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Noty U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Energy Division 511 W. 7th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 Email: Lisa.Noty@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 712-243-2107 X 116

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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