USDA Announces Support for Producers of Biofuels from Renewable Non-Food Sources

The Agriculture Secretary has announced the USDA will provide funding to produces of biofuels from renewable non-food feedstocks, including waste products.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced 125 biofuel producers will receive payments to support their production and expansion of biofuels made from non-food sources, including wast products.

Funding is based on how much biofuel a recipient produces from renewable biomass other than corn kernal starch. Eligible feedstocks include crop residue; animal, food and yard waste; vegetable oil; and animal fat.

Through this funding the USDA is looking to support research for a diverse variety of biofuels, which will not impede on food production or costs, as well as the infrastructure needed to produce the biofuels and job creation.  

Read the full press release to learn more and see which producers will receive funding.