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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use; Z - Salaries and Expenses
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, Public Law -110-24-6
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is not subject to the Environmental Assessment or Executive 12372.
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
October 1, 2015 to October 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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No records submittal required after payment is made. Documentation is required prior to payment.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Rural Development Energy Coordinator's
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development, Energy Division
511 W. 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022 US
712-243-2107 X 116
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $7,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$15,000,000.00; FY 16$15,000,000.00; -
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
Examples of Funded Projects