The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making payments of nearly $15.5 million to 188 producers through the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. Many funding recipients are located in Western’s territory, with the most grants by state going to Kansas. Most of the nine recipients were ethanol producers. California and Iowa received seven grants each, primarily for biodiesel transesterification projects in both states. See the full list of funded projects.
Algae, as a future of biofuel production, will be a central subject of discussions at the Biofuel Market and Technologies 2013, conference to be held in Tel Aviv. The market study Global Biofuel Production Forecast 2015-2020 also emphasizes importance of algae as a viable energy source.