FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Steve Beshear Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will pay Kentucky companies more than $2.1 million to support and ensure the production and expansion of advanced biofuels through its Rural Development mission area.
“I am pleased that these Kentucky companies will benefit from this USDA program authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill,” said Gov. Beshear. “These investments will help us meet our future energy demands.”
Four Kentucky companies will receive payments under USDA’s Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. Payments are based on the amount of biofuels a recipient produces from renewable biomass, which includes cellulose, crop residue, animal, food and yard waste material, biogas (landfill and sewage waste treatment gas), vegetable oil and animal fat.
• Griffin Industries Inc.