Program

Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Category

Energy - Alternative

Subsidy Type

Mandatory

Committees of Jurisdiction

Senate Agriculture Committee

$3 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$84 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

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 original goal of spurring production of non-food advanced biofuels, it still primarily benefits the forest products industry utilizing woody biomass for power and heat.

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