Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program Biofuel Production Incentive

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Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program Biofuel Production Incentive

The joint USDA and U.S. Department of Navy (U.S. Navy) Farm-to-Fleet Program was announced in December 2013 and added the purchase of biofuel blends into Department of Defense (DOD) domestic solicitations for JP-5 and F-76 fuels. Funds from USDA's CCC are used for this effort to help increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities in the biofuel market. The CCC Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714c(e)) authorizes CCC to use its general powers to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities (other than tobacco) by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic markets or by developing or aiding in the development of new and additional markets, marketing facilities, and uses for such commodities.

USDA issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on December 29, 2016 to improve transparency and simplify the process by which CCC funds are administered in support and for the purposes of expanding markets for bioenergy feedstocks through the increased use of eligible feedstocks to produce biofuel for the U.S. Navy. The NOFA outlined the eligibility requirements for the per gallon Biofuel Production Incentive (BPI) payments for JP-5 and F-76 blended biofuels produced from eligible feedstock. Up to $50 million of CCC funds is available for obligation through fiscal year (FY) 2018.

To learn more, view the Farm-to-Fleet Feedstock Program NOFA.


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