S.2155 - A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to promote biobased manufacturing.

view all titles (1)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to promote biobased manufacturing. as introduced.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 1
  • Past Seven Days: 3
  • All-Time: 972
 
Introduced
 
Senate
Passes
 
House
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
03/05/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include facilities that convert renewable biomass into renewable chemicals in the definitions of \"biomass conversion facility\" and \"biorefinery.\" Defines \"renewable chemical\" as a monomer, polymer, plastic, or formulated pro

Official Summary

Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include facilities that convert renewable biomass into renewable chemicals in the definitions of \"biomass conversion facility\" and \"biorefinery.\" Defines \"renewable chemical\" as a monomer, polymer, plastic, or formulated product produced from renewable biomass. Amends the biobased markets program to:
(1) require federal procuring agencies to issue a certain number of biobased-only contracts; and
(2) require the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to designate intermediate ingredients or feedstocks and assembled and finished biobased products in the program guidelines;
(3) require the Secretary to issue criteria for determining which assembled and finished products may carry the USDA Certified Biobased Product label;
(4) require the Secretary to assess the economic impact of the biobased products industry;
(5) authorize the Secretary to carry out outreach, education, and promotion activities; and
(6) authorize the Secretary to perform audits. Makes renewable chemicals and biobased product manufacturing eligible for grant and loan guarantee assistance. Eliminates feedstocks research, development, and demonstration activities from the Biomass Research and Development Initiative.

...Read the Rest

Organizations Supporting S.2155

  • American Soybean Association

Organizations Opposing S.2155

  • None via MapLight at this time.




Vote on This Bill

-% Users Support Bill

0 in favor / 0 opposed
 

Send Your Senator a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC