The Navy, seeking energy security, will make biofuel blends a regular part of its bulk fuel purchases.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says open space surrounding airports could be used for biofuel, solar or wind production.
The Obama administration is promoting the successes of the Rural Energy for America Program, which backs renewable energy and efficiency on U.S. farms.
Today’s photo gallery takes a look at the use of solar power on farms across the country, from large-scale food producers to smaller CSAs.
The struggling U.S. cellulosic ethanol industry gets a boost–a $232.5 million loan guarantee for an Oregon plant that will use ag waste and woody biomass.
The USDA has awarded thousands of dollars to farmers and rural small businesses for renewable energy projects aimed at reducing their energy costs.
An Iowa State team gets a $25 million federal grant to study and develop ways to use marginal farmland to grow grasses that can become drop-in biofuel.
The University of Washington and Washington State University have received $40 million each to commercialize bio-based aviation and diesel fuels made from wood.
Four Kansas school districts are getting grants to install wind turbines, as the U.S. aims to educate young people about wind power and jobs in the industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awards $27 million in grants and loan guarantees for energy projects for agricultural producers and rural businesses.