Four US biofuel projects get $97m in loans from the US Department of Agriculture, according to Green car Congress.
The firms are
* Clean Burn Fuels LLC, in Hoke, County, N.C., is approved to receive $10 million from the Section 9006 program and a $25 million B&I loan guarantee to construct a new ethanol plant that is expected to produce 60 million gallons of ethanol per year.
* Blackhawk Biofuels LLC, Freeport, Ill., is approved for a $7.5 million Section 9006 loan and a $20 million B&I loan to build and operate a 30-million-gallon biodiesel facility.
* National Trail Biodiesel, Newton, Ill., also approved to receive a $10 million Section 9006 loan and a $5 million B&I loan to build and operate a 30-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production facility in Jasper County, Ill.
* Appling County Pellets, Savannah, Ga., is approved to receive a $10 million Section 9006 loan and a $9.5 million B&I loan to produce up to 130,000 metric tons of wood pellets to be sold in domestic and international markets.