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USDA supports BCAP programme

The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) is getting support from the top.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved almost 5,000 agreements for the delivery of more than 4.18 million tonnes of biomass.

Aside from the 4,605 agreements it has also paid eligible biomass owners $165,274,695 (€123,201,542 in matching payments under the first phase of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.

FSA service centers across the country have issued payments of up to $45 per dry tonne for eligible biomass deliveries.

The BCAP programme, originally conceived as a support for biofuels as much as the burning of biomass for power generation, has been generally converted into a support for burning biomass for power generation.