Agricultural Biomass and Landfill Diversion Incentive (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Texas|
|Name||Agricultural Biomass and Landfill Diversion Incentive (Texas)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Grant Program|
|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 Substantive Modification
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.
|Contact Name||Rick Rhodes|
|Department||Texas Department of Agriculture|
|Division|| Office of Rural Affairs
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| AGRICULTURE CODE TITLE 2. CHAPTER 22