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Energy

Advancing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at USDA

USDA Energy Web includes interactive map, graphing analysis tools, and the USDA Energy Matrix. These instruments allow you to view past USDA investments, navigate in a friendly environment USDA energy programs and compare and analyze biofuels and bioenergy data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Energy Investments Map

The Energy Investments Map is an interactive map to help users understand where USDA is providing investment support for renewable and sustainable energy initiatives across the United States. New investment data have been posted along with a few new features. Research what's going on in your State or County.

USDA Energy Matrix

The Energy Matrix is a Navigational Aide. USDA's energy related programs are large in scope, and extends among many USDA agencies and mission areas. If you are searching for alternative and affordable energy solutions, funding for projects, available programs and program information, or research and development - we are here to assist you. The Energy Matrix is USDA's one-stop-shopping matrix serving the public, private businesses and the government.

The Bioeconomy Tool Shed

The Bioeconomy Tool Shed (formerly named The Renewable Energy Tool) is a portal to enable users to access a complement of web-based products (tools) and information, statistical data and other resources regarding the bioeconomy. USDA broadly defines bioeconomy to include renewable energy (fuels, heat and power) and biobased products. These interactive tools are intended to help users identify at the National, state, and county level the logistics, environmental linkages, and economic linkages across feedstock production.

Special Projects and Partnerships

Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program

The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) is a fairly new program that will expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by incentivizing the expansion of sales of renewable fuels. The program is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure.

The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) announced the Second Application Window: 30-Days. For program details, including access to recent webinars, click on the following link: www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/higher-blends-infrastructure-incentive-program. For your convenience, a direct link to Federal Register announcement is below.

Federal Register (PDF, 241 KB)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Opens for 30 days, December 21, 2020
Closes, 4:59 pm EST, January 19, 2021