Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Funding to Promote Rural Biofuel and Bioenergy Production
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funding is available again through three USDA programs to promote increased production of biofuel and bioenergy. The programs are authorized under the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (The Farm Bill). READ MORE
(Business Week) U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $1.6 million to the state to help development of biofuels as an energy alternative.
In a statement Monday, Grassley said the payment to Iowa is coming through the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels.
…The largest portion of the funds, $727,132.93, is going to Renewable Energy Group in Ralston to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels through the use of canola oil, soybean oil, other oils and animal fat.
About $298,475 is going to Western Iowa Energy to help to increase production of advanced biofuels through the use of waste vegetable oil, greases and animal fat. READ MORE