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Advanced Biofuel Payment Program in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

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October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022


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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.
  •  Annual incremental payment for producers who increase production over the previous fiscal year (excludes forest biomass advanced biofuel production). 

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 are accepted in October of each year. To enroll, a producer must file an application and information by October 31st.

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 Biofuel Final Rule 

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

Connecticut

Norwich Area Office
Serving Windham and New London Counties
238 West Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860)887-3604 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-947-9638

Area Director: Tricia Anderson
Tricia.Anderson@usda.gov
(P) (508) 295-5151 ext. 7241
 

Windsor Area Office
Serving Tolland, Middlesex, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield Counties
100 Northfield Drive, Floor 4
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860)902-5382
Fax: 855-947-9638

Area Director: Tricia Anderson
Tricia.Anderson@usda.gov
(P) (508) 295-5151 ext. 7241


Massachusetts

Hadley Area Office
Serving Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Counties
195 Russel Street, B7
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 585-1000 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-596-7672

Area Director: Lyndon Nichols
Lyndon.nichols@usda.gov
(P) 413-585-3244
(C) 857-321-2704

Holden Area Office
Serving Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties
52 Boyden Road
Holden, MA 01520
Phone: (508) 829-4477 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-596-7672

Area Director: Lyndon Nichols
Lyndon.nichols@usda.gov
(P)508-829-4477 ext 7031
(C) 857-321-2704

Wareham Area Office
Serving Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Dukes, Nantucket, and Barnstable counties
8 Thatcher Lane
Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: (508) 295-5151 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-596-7672

Area Director: Anne Correia
Anne.Correia@usda.gov
(P) 508-295-5151 ext. 7242
(C) 857-321-2697


Rhode Island

Warwick Office
Serving Rhode Island
60 Quaker Lane, Suite 44
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 826-0842
Fax: 855-944-7488

Area Director: Anne Correia
Anne.Correia@usda.gov
(P) 508-295-5151 ext. 7242 
(C) 857-321-2697

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