Agricultural Biomass and Landfill Diversion Incentive (Texas)

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Place Texas


   
Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Agricultural Biomass and Landfill Diversion Incentive (Texas)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Inactive Date 2019-08-31
Implementing Sector State/Province








Start Date 2007


Funding Source Legislature, donations









Program Budget $30 million annually





Program Administrator Texas Department of Agriculture
Primary Website http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/AG/htm/AG.22.htm



Last Review 2014-09-15
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-09-15


Summary

This law provides a grant of a minimum $20 per bone-dry ton of qualified agricultural biomass, forest wood waste, urban wood waste, co-firing biomass, or storm-generated biomass that is provided to a qualified biomass facility.

The Texas Department of Agriculture administers the program, and provides quarterly rebates to biomass facilities for the grant monies paid out throughout the year to biomass suppliers. The agricultural biomass and landfill diversion incentive program is available to farmers, loggers, diverters, and renewable biomass aggregators and bio-coal fuel producers who provide qualified agricultural biomass, forest wood waste, urban wood waste, co-firing biomass, or storm-generated biomass debris to facilities that use biomass to generate electric energy. The law was designed to promote economic development, encourage the use of renewable sources in the generation of electric energy, reduce air pollution, and divert waste from landfills.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Rick Rhodes
Department Texas Department of Agriculture
Division Office of Rural Affairs








Website http://texasagriculture.gov/About/TDAStaff/RickRhodes.aspx
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: AGRICULTURE CODE TITLE 2. CHAPTER 22


Expiration Date 2019-08-31

















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