Pascrell introduces bill to establish tax credit for biochemicals

Any biobased chemical sold into the food, feed or fuel markets would not qualify

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation to establish a production tax credit for qualified renewable chemical production. The bill, titled the “Qualifying Renewable Production Tax Credit of 2013,” or H.R. 3084, is cosponsored by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas.

A statement released by Pascrell stresses that a lack of federal support for renewable chemical production in the U.S. means that many companies are being bought by foreign entities, which then export production jobs.

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Tags: renewable chemical production, eligible content, ASTM D6866 standard, BioPreferred, aggregate limit, homegrown technologies, rural jobs


Biomass Magazine, 2013-09-12.


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