Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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June 26, 2008
Posted by Cindy Zimmerman

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal this week signed into law the Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative, the most comprehensive and far-reaching state legislation in the nation enacted to develop a statewide advanced biofuel industry. Louisiana is the first state to enact alternative transportation fuel legislation that includes a variable blending pump pilot program and a hydrous ethanol pilot program.

The legislation includes the development of ethanol derived solely from Louisiana harvested crops capable of an annual yield of at least 600 gallons per acre. The law also provides for two pilot programs - an advanced biofuel variable blending pump trial and a hydrous ethanol trial.

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