Two federal agencies are providing loan guarantees worth hundreds of millions, but the sector still faces funding and technology issues that are challenging its ability to scale-up operations.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a $250 million loan guarantee to develop a commercial biorefinery utilising technology developed by Coskata. The USDA’s guarantee will be the largest ever awarded for a biofuel facility and will allow the sponsors to move forward with the financing of

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