Energy Programs

Biomass Crop Assistance Program

USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy (May 20, 2014)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Action to Combat Insects and Diseases that Weaken Forests, Increase Fire Risk (May 20, 2014) 


The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks. BCAP provides two categories of assistance:

  • Matching payments may be available for the delivery of eligible material to qualified biomass conversion facilities by eligible material owners. Qualified biomass conversion facilities produce heat, power, biobased products, or advanced biofuels from biomass feedstocks.
  • Establishment and annual payments may be available to certain producers who enter into contracts with the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to produce eligible biomass crops on contract acres within BCAP project areas.

Learn More about the Biomass Crop Assistance program.


Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers

Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers will encourage the domestic production of biofuels from surplus sugar.

Learn More about Feedstock Flexibility program for Bioenergy producers.


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