22 August 2013

USDA offers surplus sugar to biofuels industry

Bioenergy producers are encouraged to contact the contracting officer before the bid due date

The Commodity Credit Corp. is accepting offers from bioenergy producers to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers (FFP).

The FFP, created in the 2008 Farm Bill, requires the USDA to purchase sugar and sell it as feedstock for bioenergy producers in order to avoid forfeiture of sugar pledged as collateral by processes when securing nonrecourse community loans from the CCC.

… Full text: biomassmagazine.com/articles/9362/usda-offers-surplus-sugar-to-biofuels-industry

Tags: Kansas City Commodity Office, USDA Farm Service Agency, beet sugar, transportation, storage

Source: Biomass Magazine, 2013-08-22.

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