House Farm Bill Includes SAF Provisions, HBIIP Funding

The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 that advanced out of the House Agriculture Committee last week includes provisions for Sustainable Aviation Fuel under the Energy Title (IX).

The title “(a)ffirms sustainable aviation fuel as an advanced biofuel” as seen in H.R.6271 – Farm to Fly Act of 2023.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Coalition Executive Director Alison Graab called the provision “a good first step in the further advancement of SAF” since it will make SAF eligible for USDA programs and help develop new markets for crop and agricultural waste feedstocks. “Although more work remains, the provisions of the bill affirming SAF as an advanced biofuel and providing for greater USDA collaboration regarding SAF underscore the significant role of SAF — not just in providing a clean and reliable jet fuel — but in also supporting rural economic development, creating a new market and economic opportunities for farmers, and ensuring American energy security,” said Graab.

The legislation also reauthorizes the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, and maintains investments in the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.

Originally shared by Energy AgWired, May 28, 2024. Title updated for purpose and clarity, June 15, 2024.

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