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Senate Bill 0340


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Senate Bill 0340

ARCHIVE (2009)

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Renewable biomass fuel for motor vehicles. Requires local governments to use a fuel in their diesel fuel vehicles that is at least 5% diesel substitute fuel instead of 100% petroleum based diesel fuel. Creates an inspection and certification program administered by the department of agriculture with the assistance of the department of environmental management and the state department of health. Provides that substitute diesel fuel is fuel that is made with renewable biomass products, contains no sulfur or aromatics, results in a substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter, and yields at least a 50% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per unit of delivered energy in comparison to traditional diesel fuel. Phases in the requirement over four years by requiring fuel that is 2% substitute diesel fuel beginning July 1, 2011, 3% beginning July 1, 2012, 4% beginning July 1, 2013, and 5% beginning July 1, 2014. Allows the department of agriculture to delay implementation for certain reasons. Establishes an interim study committee to study the feasibility and effectiveness of various forms of incentives to promote the development and use of diesel substitute fuel in Indiana.
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     In Committee - first House
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