USDA to Award $1.9M to Ethanol Producer to Shift to Biomass Power

Ethanol producer Lincolnway Energy, LLC, based in Nevada, Iowa, will receive a $1.9 million payment award from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reimburse the firm for costs to modify a boiler to burn wood and other biomass. The company produces 55 to 60 million gallons per year of fuel-grade ethanol.

USDA’s Repowering Assistance Program was authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill and allows USDA to make payments to eligible biorefineries to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement fuel source for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power in the operation of these eligible biorefineries.

Biorefineries that were in existence when the Bill was enacted, 18 June 2008, are eligible to apply.

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