Energy

Credit for Production of Advanced Nuclear Power Facilities

The credit for production of advanced nuclear power applies to facilities that began construction before 2014 and are placed in service before 2021. It provides a 1.8 cent per kilowatt hour tax credit that can be claimed during the first eight years after a facility has been placed in service, subject to certain limitations and […]

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Credit for Investment in Clean Coal Facilities

An investment tax credit is available for power generation projects that use integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) or certain other coal based electricity generation technologies. IGCC and other advanced coal projects must separate and sequester at least 65 percent of the project’s total carbon emissions and gasification projects must separate and sequester at least 75 […]

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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

The newly named Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program, provides loan guarantees for the construction of commercial-scale biorefineries, the retrofitting of existing facilities to produce biofuels, or construction of renewable chemical and biobased manufacturing. To be eligible, fuels or products must be derived from renewable biomass other […]

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Biomass Research and Development

The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) provides grants to companies, universities, and government research centers to research, develop and demonstrate new ways to refine various feedstocks into biofuels or biobased chemicals and products. The program, originally created in the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, was later modified and extended in the 2002, […]

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Biomass Crop Assistance Program

The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) was intended to spur development of advanced biofuels derived from non-food and feed crops. The goal was to pay individuals and companies to plant perennial grasses, harvest agricultural residues, collect wood waste, store biomass, and transport these materials to bioenergy facilities.. While the program is more oriented toward its […]

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Biological and Environmental Research – Biological Systems Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program conducts peer-reviewed scientific research, involving studying health and environmental issues. In 2007, DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in order to focus advanced biotechnology-based resources on biofuel production. According to DOE, the BRCs are presently conducting research on processes needed for large-scale, cost-effective […]

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Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels

The Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (BPAB) is intended to pay advanced biofuels producers to expand their production levels. Other than corn starch ethanol, nearly every other type of biofuel is eligible for the program, including ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, butanol, or biofuels derived from cellulose (like perennial grasses or agricultural residues), sugar or starches, waste […]

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Biodiesel Fuel Education Program

The Biodiesel Fuel Education Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to tout the supposed benefits of biodiesel fuel use. The program is intended to support advances in biodiesel fueling infrastructure, fuel quality, fuel safety, and increasing soybean and other feedstock production. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the farm bill) reauthorized […]

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