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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

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Close Date:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperatives
  • Federal Agencies
  • Lending Institutions
  • Native/Tribal Entities

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Rural Development

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


This program provides loan guarantees up to $250 million to assist in the development, construction, and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies. These technologies are: advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products.

Funds may be used for the development, construction, and retrofitting of:

  • Commercial-scale biorefineries using eligible technology.
  • Biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial-scale processing and manufacturing equipment to convert renewable chemicals, and other biobased outputs of biorefineries, into end-user products on a commercial scale.
  • Refinancing, in certain circumstances, may be eligible.
  • In broad terms, two types of projects are eligible for the program – biorefineries, and biobased product manufacturing facilities.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Loan Guarantee
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Additional information can be found here.

Contact Information


James Campbell, Program Processing Division, james.campbell3@usda.gov

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