Advanced Biofuel Payment Program in Nebraska

PROGRAM STATUS:

Open

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

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.

Nebraska State Office
Federal Building, Suite 308
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3859
402.437.5551 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Joan Scheel, Business Programs Director
402.437.5594

Brant Richardson, Business Program Specialist
402.437.5568

Jeff Carpenter, Business Program Specialist, State Energy Coordinator
402.437.5554

Deborah Drbal, Business Program Specialist
402.437.5558

Norfolk Office
2601 Lakeridge Drive, Suite 2
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
402.371.5350 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Bill Sheppard, Business Programs Specialist
Extension 104

Daniel Janke, Business Programs Specialist
Extension 115

Eastern Service Counties: Antelope, Boone, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lancaster, Madison, Merrick, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Thayer, Thurston, Washington, Wayne and York.

Kearney Office
4009 6th Avenue, Suite 1
Kearney, Nebraska 68845-2386
308.455.9847 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Kelley Messenger, Business Programs Specialist
308.455.9837

Central Servicing Counties: Adams, Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Cherry, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Harlan, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Kearney, Keya Paha, Loup, Phelps, Rock, Sherman, Thomas, Valley, Webster and Wheeler.

Scottsbluff Office
818 Ferdinand Plaza, Suite B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-4401
308.632.2195 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Marla Marx, Business Programs Specialist
Extension 132

Western Servicing Counties: Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Chase, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Dundy, Frontier, Garden, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Kimball, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Morrill, Perkins, Red Willow, Scottsbluff, Sheridan and Sioux.