Biomass Crop Assistance Program


Energy, Energy - Alternative

Subsidy Type


Committees of Jurisdiction

House Agriculture Committee, Senate Agriculture Committee

$0 FY 23 Budget Score (in mil.)
$0 FY 23-32 Budget Score (in mil.)

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 significant subsidies to the forest products industry utilizing woody biomass for power and heat. Program funding was subsequently cut by Congress.

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