U.S. government subsidizes crop projects for aviation bio-fuel

July 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Aerospace Law Interfaces | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Farmers in four states in
the U.S. West can qualify for a federal cost-sharing payment if
they grow camelina, an oilseed, for conversion into jet fuel,
the government said on Tuesday.

The assistance would encourage large-scale production — up
to 51,000 acres (21,000 hectares) — of camelina for sale to
aviation biofuel makers AltAir Fuels LLC, of Seattle, and
Beaver Biodiesel LLC, of Portland, Oregon.

It would be the first time the Agriculture Department
subsidized an aviation bio-crop. [more]

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