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Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

WASHINGTON -- U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes.

USDA Highlights Flex-Fuel Pump Installations in Mo.

KEARNEY, MO -- USDA Rural Development Administrator Judith Canales visited Missouri on Aug. 17 to promote how USDA is helping to fund the installation of flex-fuel pumps through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

USDA Promotes Renewable Fuel in Minn.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 20 highlighted renewable energy contributions to the Minnesota economy while touring CHS Inc., the nation's largest agricultural cooperative and one of the nation's largest suppliers of ethanol fuel. Later, Vilsack led a renewable fuel stakeholders meeting.

USDA to Help Fund 10,000 Ethanol Blender Pump Installations

WASHINGTON - To promote greater availability of higher blends of biofuels, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office to provide matching funds to help install 10,000 blender pumps and storage systems over the next five years.

USDA & Navy Work to Boost Military Biofuel Use

WASHINGTON - Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to increase the use of biofuels and alternative energy in the military.

Biotech Company Harvests Switchgrass for Fuel

THOUSAND OAKS, CA --- Biotech company Ceres has begun harvesting new switchgrass and sorghum seeds for its first foray into the biofuel feedstock market, the company told Greentech Media.