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Chronology of Federal Biofuels Public Laws (not comprehensive)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA 2009)(Public Law 111-5) Division A

Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-343) Division B

Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-234)

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) (Public Law 110-140)

Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-432)

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPA Act 2005) (Public Law 109-58)

American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Public Law 109-432)

Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law 108-357)

To search Public Laws for biofuels' grant, tax incentive, and research provisions, please refer to Suggestions for key word searches include: biofuels, biomass, ethanol, biodiesel.    

Industry Sources of Biofuels Information
(The following list is not comprehensive.  The Department of Commerce does not condone the validity or accuracy of any information found on the following websites.)

Renewable Fuels Association                           

National Biodiesel Board                                             

National Renderers Association                       

Underwriter Laboratories                           

Petroleum Equipment Institute                   

American National Standards Institute         

Biotechnical Industry Organization              

National Ethanol Vehicle Foundation               

American Soybean Association                   

National Corn Growers Association              

National Algae Association                      

America Forest & Paper Association            

U.S. Canola Association                           

National Sorghum Producers Association        

Interstate National Gas Association of America

Governors’ Ethanol Coalition                           


E-85 Information Resources from June 2007 Department of Commerce "Building Biofuels Infrastructure Conference"

U.S. Market for E-85 Capable Vehicles, Brad Beauchamp, General Motors

Ethanol Conversion Options, Logistics, and Contracts for Fuel Provisions, David Carey, Protec Fuel Management

Government Assistance and Incentives for Ethanol Conversion, Joan Glickman, Office of Biomass Programs, Department of Energy

Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Retailers of E-85, Mike Lorenz, Sheetz

Additional Information from June 2007 Department of Commerce "Building Biofuels Infrastructure Conference"

Agriculture Equipment Industry, Kara Heideman, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Biofuels Standards Coordination Activities, Frances Schrotter, American National Standards Institute

Opportunities and Obstacles for Biodiesel Development in the U.S., India, and Elsewhere, Russell Teall, Biodiesel Industries

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biomass Programs, Neil Rossmeissl, DOE-Office of Biomass Programs

Financing Biofuels Exports, Craig O'Connor, Export-Import Bank

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), Juan Pablo Bonilla, Inter-American Development Bank

Building Biofuels Infrastructure, Robert Renkes, Petroleum Equipment Institute

Railroads and Ethanol, Craig Rockey, Association of American Railroads

Bioenergy: Prosperity and Sustainability Melinda Kimble, UN Foundation

Biofuels Infrastructure, Joseph Mead, World Energy

Federal Feasibility Studies and Funding, Bill Hagy, USDA-Rural Development

Support for U.S. Exports to Energy Infrastructure Projects, Anne McKinney, USTDA

For more information on the biofuels industry, please contact Cora Dickson regarding liquid biofuels or Ryan Mulholland regarding biomass.

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