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Farm to Fleet Program Initiative  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The United States Department of Navy (DON) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting an industry day to discuss their Farm to Fleet program and are inviting members of the advanced drop-in biofuels industry to attend. The purpose of the industry day is for the federal government to present details on the Farm to Fleet program.  The Farm to Fleet program partners USDA and DON to incorporate acquisition of biofuel blends into the regular domestic solicitations for JP-5 and F-76 fuels in order to begin the use of biofuel blends as a part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use. Funds from the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) are available to assist the effort.  Information regarding the use of CCC funds, the general structure of JP-5 and F-76 fuel solicitations (which are managed by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Energy), and the biofuel blends that can be used by the DON will be detailed. Questions from industry as well as feedback are welcome.  Federal government representatives from USDA and DON will be present to engage in discussions about Farm to Fleet.

This session is neither intended to offer government insight, nor to answer direct questions and receive comments on bulk fuel purchases held by DLA Energy. Questions related to DLA Energy bulk fuel contracting cannot be answered at this venue.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at USDA Jefferson Auditorium, USDA South Building, 14th and Independence, Washington, DC 20250.

There is no cost; however, all attendees must register before January 16, 2014, for the Farm to Fleet Industry Day via email with all of the following required information:

  • Name and Title
  • Corporate Affiliation
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Web Site
  • Position on the Biofuels Production Value Chain: (i.e., feedstock provider, bio-refiner, blender, finished products distributor, subject matter expert, financier, etc.)
  • Information and details concerning the Farm to Fleet Industry Day (including maps and draft agenda) will be forwarded to those who registered on January 23, 2014.

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