Factsheet: Biomass Research and Development Act

Biomass Research and Development Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Biomass Research and Development Act
Description: 
Biomass Research and Development Act Amended by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 • provided grants, loans, and loan guarantees for developing and building demonstration and commercial-scale biorefereneries • established a $1.01 per gallon producer tax credit for cellulosic biofuels • established the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to support the production of biomass crops
Goal/Aim: 
support the value chain of lignocellulosic feedstocks support R&D for biofuels and biobased products

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2012