Factsheet: Repowering Assistance Payments to Eligible Biorefineries

Repowering Assistance Payments to Eligible Biorefineries

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Repowering Assistance Payments to Eligible Biorefineries
Description: 
The purpose of this program is to provide financial incentives to biorefineries in existence on June 18, 2008, the date of the enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) (Pub. L. 110-246), to replace the use of fossil fuels used to produce heat or power at their facilities by installing new systems that use renewable biomass, or to produce new energy from renewable biomass.
Goal/Aim: 
Increase the share of renewable energy

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
The USDA Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2011