Ethanol producers receive advanced biofuel payments

By Staff | October 11, 2013

The USDA recently announced a new round of payments to biofuels producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien made the announcement in September on behalf of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha, Neb. 

According to the USDA, nearly $15.5 million was awarded to 188 producers through this round of funding, including payments to more than a dozen ethanol producers located in California, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. 

The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program was established by the 2008 Farm Bill. It makes payments to eligible biofuel producers based on the quantity of advanced biofuel produced from renewable biomass, other than corn starch.