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Advanced Biofuel Payment Program – Eligibility


To be eligible for the Advanced Biofuel Producer Program, an applicant must produce and sell an advanced biofuel. Conditions need to be met for the producer and for the biofuel.

What is an Advanced Biofuel Producer?

An Advanced Biofuel Producer is an individual, corporation, company, foundation, association, labor organization, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, group of organizations, or non-profit entity that produces and sells an advanced biofuel.

What is an Advanced Biofuel?

Advanced biofuel is a fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch, including:

  • Biofuel derived from cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin
  • Biofuel derived from sugar and starch (other than corn kernel starch derived Ethanol)
  • Biofuel derived from waste material, including crop residue, other vegetative waste material, animal waste, food waste, and yard waste
  • Diesel-equivalent fuel derived from renewable biomass, including vegetable oil and animal fat
  • Biogas (including landfill gas and sewage waste treatment gas) produced through the conversion of organic matter from renewable biomass
  • Butanol or other alcohols produced through the conversion of organic matter from renewable biomass
  • Other fuel derived from cellulosic biomass

Biofuel eligibility

An advanced biofuel product must meet each of the following conditions to qualify for this program:

  • Must meet the definition of advanced biofuel and be produced in the United States
  • Must be a solid, liquid, or gas
  • Must be a final product
  • Must be sold as an advanced biofuel through an arm’s length transaction to a third party
  
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