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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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USDA Highlights Benefits of Rural Development Grants with Eye on Bioenergy

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by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion granted for renewable energy through 15,678 individual awards between 2009 and 2015. Rural Energy for America Program guaranteed loans and grants, Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program loans, and payments made under the Repowering Assistance and Advanced Biofuels Programs were included in the report. Highlights included a $63,000 payment from USDA Rural Development that helped Maine Standard Biofuels transform used cooking oil into valuable, sustainable consumer products.  READ MORE and MORE (US Department of Agriculture)  Download report

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