Advanced Biofuel Payment Program in Idaho




October 31, 2020

What does this program do?
This program’s goal is to increase the production of advanced biofuels.

Who may apply?
Any entity that produces and sells advanced biofuel is eligible to apply. An advanced biofuel producer can be an individual, corporation, company, foundation, association, labor organization, firm, partnership, society, joint-stock company, governmental entities, schools and other types of educational facilities, group of organizations or a nonprofit entity that produces and sells an advanced biofuel.

An entity that blends or otherwise combines advanced biofuels into a blended biofuel is not considered an advanced biofuel producer under this program. Eligible advanced biofuels:

  • Must meet the definition of an advanced biofuel in 7 CFR Part 4288.102.
  • Are a liquid, gas or solid.
  • Must be derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
  • Must be a final product.
  • Are produced in the United States.
  • Are ones where the buyers and sellers act independently and have no relationship to each other.

What funding is available?

  • Quarterly payments are made for the actual quantity of eligible advanced biofuel produced during the quarter.

What are the payment terms?

  • Producers will be paid on a quarterly basis for the actual quantity of eligible advanced biofuel produced during the quarter.
  • For each producer, the Agency will convert the production into British Thermal Unit (BTU) equivalent.
  • The payment amount depends on the number of eligible producers, the amount of advanced biofuel produced and the amount of funds available during the fiscal year.
  • There is no minimum or maximum payment.

How do we get started?

Applications need to be filed prior to October 31, 2020   

Who can answer questions?
Contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator.

What law governs this program?

Why does USDA Rural Development do this?
This program helps increase American energy independence. It increases the private sector supply of renewable energy.

NOTE: Because citations and other information may be subject to change, please always consult the program instructions listed in the section above titled “What law governs this program?” You may also contact your local office for assistance.

NOTE: If state specific forms are not shown above, please ensure that your state is selected in the dropdown menu above to find the State Office contact information and speak to a Rural Development Energy Coordinator before attempting to fill out any forms or applications. This will save you valuable time in completing your application.

Other Resources

Advanced Bio-fuel Final Rule 

There are no other additional requirements at the national level. If there are additional state-specific requirements they will be listed above.

There are currently no events scheduled.

IDAHO—Business Program Team Contacts

Field Processing Offices

Northern Idaho (Office Location: Coeur d’Alene)
(Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis, Latah, Nez Perce)
Michelle Noordam, Business Program Specialist
Phone: (208) 209-4360
Central Idaho (Office Location: Twin Falls)
(Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls)
Jeremy French, Business Program Specialist
Phone: (208) 944-3754
Western Idaho (Office Location:  Caldwell)
(Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem, West Owyhee, Elmore, East Owyhee, Adams, Payette, Valley, Washington)
Tim Wheeler, Business Program Specialist (Boise)
Phone: (208) 327-6463
Tobin Dixon, Area Director
Phone: (208) 779-3441
Eastern Idaho (Office Location: Blackfoot)
(Bannock, Bingham, Butte, Custer, Lemhi, Power, Bonneville, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton)
Shawn Cafferty, Business Program Specialist
Phone: (208) 690-3539
Dale Lish, Area Director
Phone: (208) 690-3538

Idaho State Office (Office Location: Boise)
Daryl Moser, Director, Business Programs
Phone: (208) 378-5615
Tim Wheeler, Business Program Specialist
Phone: (208) 327-6463
Linda Miller, Business Program Loan Assistant
 Phone: (208) 378-5623

B&I Program Training Opportunities
USDA Rural Development Business Program Specialists are available to provide B&I program training to partner bank staff.   Contact an Idaho Team member to discuss training opportunities and schedules.