Discretionary

Biobased Markets Program

Beginning with the Rural Investment Act of 2002 and further codified in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, the Biobased Markets Program is a requirement for federal agencies to procure biobased products to the maximum practicable extent with a preference for products with the highest percentage of biobased ingredients; to establish a procurement […]

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Forest Service Salvage Fund

This program allows the Forest Service to sell timber from public forests that fire, insects or disease have damaged at below market value rates without congressional oversight. The proceeds are diverted to a dedicated fund which is supposed to be used to administer the program and provide engineering support for future timber salvaging operations.  

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Fuel Cycle Research and Development

The Fuel Cycle Research and Development program (formerly the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative) supports long-term research and development of nuclear fuel and waste management technologies. The goal of the program is to develop and demonstrate advanced, proliferation-resistant fuel cell technologies, to reduce nuclear fuel waste and to demonstrate that these technologies would allow commercial development […]

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Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies

The Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program is designed to support early stage research and development of advanced nuclear technologies. In particular, it is intended to support these areas of nuclear technology research and development (R&D): (1) “crosscutting” R&D of advanced fuels and advanced reactors; (2) advanced modeling R&D through Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and […]

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Biodiesel Fuel Education Program

The Biodiesel Fuel Education Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to tout the supposed benefits of biodiesel fuel use. The program is intended to support advances in biodiesel fueling infrastructure, fuel quality, fuel safety and increasing feedstock production.  The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 farm bill) reauthorized the […]

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Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels

The Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (BPAB) is intended to pay advanced biofuel producers to expand their production levels. Other than corn starch ethanol, nearly every other type of biofuel is eligible for the program, including ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, butanol or biofuels derived from cellulose (like perennial grasses or agricultural residues), sugar or starches, waste […]

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Biological and Environmental Research – Biological Systems Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program conducts peer-reviewed scientific research, involving studying health and environmental issues. In 2007, the DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in order to focus advanced biotechnology-based resources on biofuel production. According to the DOE, the BRCs are presently conducting research on processes needed for […]

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Biomass Crop Assistance Program

The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) was intended to spur development of advanced biofuels derived from non-food and feed crops. The goal was to pay individuals and companies to plant perennial grasses, harvest agricultural residues, collect wood waste, store biomass and transport these materials to bioenergy facilities. Instead of achieving these goals, the program provided […]

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