Renewable Fuel Promotion

Archived: 09/01/2018

The Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee were established to promote the goal of making biofuels a significant part of the energy industry in Texas by January 1, 2019. The Policy Council is tasked with the following:

  • Provide a vision for unifying the state‚Äôs agricultural, energy, and research strengths in a successful launch of a cellulosic biofuel and bioenergy industry;
  • Foster development of cellulosic and bio-based fuels;
  • Pursue the creation of a next-generation biofuels energy research program at a university in the state;
  • Pursue federal and other funding to position the state as a bioenergy leader;
  • Study the feasibility and economic development effect of a blending requirement for biodiesel or cellulosic fuels;
  • Pursue the development and use of thermochemical process technologies to produce alternative chemical feedstocks; and
  • Study the feasibility and economic development of the requirements for renewable natural gas.

(Reference Texas Statutes, Agriculture Code 50D)

Jurisdiction: Texas

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jun 19, 2009

Technologies: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Natural Gas

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