USDA proposes reform to loan guarantees for advanced biofuels.

The USDA recently proposed changes to its loan guarantee program in order to make it more accessible for advanced biofuels? projects. Acquiring financing to support the loan guarantees for development and retrofitting of advanced biofuel refineries has been nearly impossible through commercial banks. Therefore, the USDA will now allow loan guarantees to apply to the bond market, which has the potential to open up funding for projects that have been otherwise unable to progress. READ MORE...

Fri, 02/18/2011
Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

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A visit to switchgrass? trial plots run by Iowa State University researchers; near Ames, IA. Photo by CL Williams, 2010.