S.1884 - Harvesting Energy Act of 2007

A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize and improve agricultural energy programs, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Harvesting Energy Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize and improve agricultural energy programs, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Harvesting Energy Act of 2007 - Extends: (1) federal procurement of biobased products; (2) biorefinery development grants; (3) the biodiesel fuel education program; (4) the energy audit and renewable energy development program; (5) the biomass research and development program; (6) assistanc

Official Summary

Harvesting Energy Act of 2007 - Extends:
(1) federal procurement of biobased products;
(2) biorefinery development grants;
(3) the biodiesel fuel education program;
(4) the energy audit and renewable energy development program;
(5) the biomass research and development program;
(6) assistance for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements, including pyrolysis and thermochemical conversion systems;
(7) cooperative research and extension projects;
(8) the bioenergy program, including establishment of feedstock residue management and transition assistance programs;
(9) research, extension, and educational programs on biobased technologies and products;
(10) the environmental quality incentives program; and
(11) high-priority research and extension initiatives.Establishes:
(1) a biochar research and demonstration program;
(2) a strategic biofuel feedstock reserve program;
(3) a direct payment program for value-added and renewable energy enterprises;
(4) a biomass feedstock pilot program;
(5) biochar demonstration projects; and
(6) demonstration projects for farm and rural applications of plug-in electric drive vehicles.Provides for Department of Agriculture (Department) use of flexible fuel vehicles.Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, to carry out a renewable energy research and development program. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) establish a standardized protocol for market-based trading of greenhouse gas emissions reductions from soil carbon sequestration to monitor soil carbon sequestration and increases in soil carbon stocks associated with agricultural management practices;
(2) provide grants to land-grant colleges and universities to develop renewable energy and value-added curricula and provide renewable energy extension services; and
(3) provide grants to nonprofit organizations to educate fleet operators and the public about biodiesel and other renewable fuels.Provides for a joint Department-Department of Energy study and report on reducing the costs of producing electricity from renewable resources.

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