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USDA announces payments to pellet, biogas producers

By Erin Voegele | November 19, 2012

On Nov. 16 the USDA announced more than $15.7 million in payments to 189 companies under USDA Rural Development’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The program, which was established under the 2008 Farm Bill, provides payments to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels. Eligible producers receive payments based on the amount of biofuel produced from certain types of renewable biomass, including cellulose, sugar, starch from sources other than corn, hemicellulose, lignin, waste materials, biogas, and non-food crops.

“These payments support the nation’s expanding alternative fuels industry by encouraging the use of renewable feedstocks and helping to create a stronger energy future,” said Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager. “Advanced biofuels production is a key component of the President’s 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, which is designed to reduce America’s reliance on foreign oil.”

Several companies received payments under the round of funding for the production of pellets and biogas, including:

- Forest Energy Corp: $7,765, pellets

- Fiscalini Properties LP: $684, anaerobic digester

- Gallo Cattle Company LP: $1,739, anaerobic digester

- High Mountain Fuels LLC: $22,685, landfill gas

- Rocky Mountain Pellet Co. Inc.,: $3,572, pellets

- Appling County Pellets LLC: $33,663, pellets

- Agpower Jerome LLC: $2,754, anaerobic digester

- DF-AP#1 LLC: $2,470, anaerobic digester

- Lignetics of Idaho Inc.: $33,761, pellets

- Rocky Canyon Pellet Co. LLC: $1,459, pellets

- Bio Town Ag Inc.: $3,821, anaerobic digester

- Energex American Inc.: $11,742, pellets

- Somerset Hardwood Flooring: $9,060, pellets

- Southern Kentucky Pellet Mill Inc.: $1,266, pellets

- Geneva Wood Fuels LLC: $5,866, pellets

- Maine Wood Pellet Company LLC: $13,294, pellets

- Northeast Pellets LLC: $1,306, pellets

- Green Meadow Farms Inc. $797, anaerobic digester

- Maeder Brothers Quality Wood Pellets Inc.: $592, pellets

- Michigan Wood Pellet Fuel LLC: $2,454, pellets

- P.W.G.G. LLC: $998, pellets

- Scenic View Dairy LLC: $10,548, anaerobic digester

- Cargill Inc.: $431,403, anaerobic digester and biodiesel

- District 45 Dairy LLC: $2,963, anaerobic digester

- Riverview LLP: $4,643, anaerobic digester

- West River Dairy LLP: $1,144, anaerobic digester

- Enviva LP: $62,336, pellets

- New England Wood Pellet LLC: $35,852, pellets

- Mt. Taylor Machine LLC: $711, pellets

- Aurora Ridge Diary LLC: $984, anaerobic digester

- American Wood Fibers Inc.: $5,037, pellets

- Quasar Energy Group LLC: $1,505, anaerobic digester

- Bear Mountain Forest Produces LLC: $818, pellets

- Frank Pellet LLC: $891, pellets

- Pacific Pellet LLC: $1,410, pellets

- Stahlbush Island Farms Inc.: $8,156, anaerobic digester

- Hassell & Hughes: $2,803, pellets

- Unaka Forest Products Inc.: $3,370, pellets

- Element Markets LLC: $5,398, anaerobic digester

- Potomac Supply Corp.: $4,963, pellets

- Turman Hardwood Flooring Inc.: $3,649, pellets

- Audet’s Cow Power LLC: $547, anaerobic digester

- VT Wood Pellet Co. LLC: $2,104, pellets

- Farm Power Lynden LLC: $1,167, anaerobic digester

- Farm Power Rexville LLC: $3,938, anaerobic digester

- FPE Renewables LLC $3,938, anaerobic digester

- GDR Power LLC: $1,838, anaerobic digester

- Qualco Energy: $927, anaerobic digester

- Bach Digester LLC: $678, anaerobic digester

- Buckeye Ridge Renewable Power LLC: $4,982, anaerobic digester

- Clover Hill Dairy LLC: $595, anaerobic digester

- Dairy Dreams: $916, anaerobic digester

- Dejno’s Inc.: $881. Pellets

- Green Valley Dairy LLC: $1,449, anaerobic digester

- Grotegut Dairy Farm Inc.: $3,428, anaerobic digester

- Holsum Dairies LLC: $3,485, anaerobic digester

- Indeck Ladysmith Biofuel Center: $5,512, pellets

- Marth Peshtigo Pellet Company LLC: $3,400, pellets

- Marth Wood Shaving Supply Inc.: $4,010, pellets

- Norswiss Digester LLC: $4,236, anaerobic digester

- Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC: $3,007, anaerobic digester

- Quantum Dairy LLC: $597, anaerobic digester

- Stargest Power LLC: $4,831, anaerobic digester

- Stratz Brothers Inc.: $1,903, anaerobic digester

- Wood Fibers Inc.: $1,558, pellets

- Hamer Pellet Fuels: $2,658, pellets

 

 

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