[NEWS] USDA Awards $7.4 Million in Bioenergy Funding

– by Erin Voegele, October 25, 2016, Biomass Magazine

usdaOn Oct. 25, the USDA announced it is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses adopt renewable energy sources or implement more efficient energy options. The investment includes $327 million to support 423 businesses through the Rural Energy for America Program and a $68 million loan awarded to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative of Johnson City, Texas, through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program to fund system-wide energy efficiency improvements to assist a rural portion of the co-op’s service territory.

Bioenergy-related REAP awards made through the current round of funding include:

Gwitchyaa Zhee Utility Co. (Alaska): $250,000 grant to purchase and install a biomass boiler renewable energy system.

WOF SW GGP 1 LLC (Arizona):  $444,000 grant to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

Desert View LLC (California): $88,111 grant to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

Lone Oak Energy LLC (California): $438,899 grant to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

Synergy Solutions Crisp County LP (Georgia): $371,292 grant to purchase and install a biomass boiler renewable energy system.

Wheeler Logging LLC (Georgia): $95,980 grant to purchase and install a wood chipper renewable energy system.

Little Sioux Corn Processors LLC (Iowa): $165,000 grant to make energy efficiency improvements with the retrofitting of an ethanol refinery.

Siouxland Energy Cooperative (Iowa): $165,000 grant to make energy efficiency improvements with the retrofitting of an ethanol refinery.

Lincolnland Agri-Energy LLC (Illinois): $77,984 grant to purchase and install a fermenter for ethanol production.

Bruce Stedman (Maine):  $42,226 grant to purchase and install two biomass boiler renewable energy systems.

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative LLP (Minnesota): $250,000 grant to make energy efficiency improvements with the evaporator of an ethanol refinery.

Holliday Investments Inc. (Missouri): $42,775 grant to purchase and install a biomass boiler.

Siouxland Ethanol LLC (Nebraska): $500,000 grant to purchase and install the equipment for the retrofiting of an ethanol facility.

Greene Bioenergy LLC (Ohio): $500,000 grant and $1.015 million loan to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

Natural Bioenergy LLC (Ohio): $309,805 grant to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

Northwest Bioenergy (Ohio): $166,000 grant to purchase and install a drying and gasification renewable energy system.

Drew E. Remley (Pennsylvania): $231,356 grant to purchase and install an anaerobic digester renewable energy system.

New River Hardwoods Inc. (Tennessee): $125,243 grant to purchase and install a steam biomass renewable energy system.

Kingdom Pellets LLC (Vermont): $2.5 million loan to purchase and install a biomass renewable energy system.

Spaulding Construction Inc. (Vermont): $134,422 grant to purchase and install a wood chipper to produce biomass fuel for electricity generation.

WOF PNW POG 1 LLC (Washington): $500,000 grant to make energy efficiency improvements to an anaerobic digester.

Badger State Ethanol LLC (Wisconsin): $492,327 grant to purchase and install the equipment for the retrofiting of an ethanol facility.

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