In the House version of the farm bill, there is currently no funding for the Energy Title. Biotechnology Innovation Organization Policy Director Erick Lutt says the Energy Title has been critical in promoting and developing a bio-based economy for farmers.”The Biorefinery Assistance Program has helped develop cellulosic facilities, expanding biofuel production outside of the Corn Belt. This is critical in making sure the Renewable Fuel Standard can succeed.” The program is also evolving to work for renewable chemical production, which would provide agricultural producers with another value-added market for biomass. Lutt is hopeful the Senate will include Energy Title funding in their version of the farm bill
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