Brownback signs ethanol incentive fund bill
The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors commends Gov. Sam Brownback for signing HB 2122, the ethanol incentive fund bill that passed the state legislature this session, and continuing to be a champion for ethanol production in Kansas.
The $3.5 million-per-year program provides a seven-year payment of $.035 per gallon (up to 15 million gallons) to grain-based ethanol plants that are in existence by 2012, as well allows new cellulosic ethanol production plants to participate in the program.
"The Brownback Administration reaffirmed its commitment to Kansas' ethanol industry by extending this program and supporting the opportunity for domestic fuel production in the state," Mike Chisam, KAEP Chairman, said.
A bill signing ceremony was held on May 26 at the Kansas Statehouse. At the ceremony, the ethanol producers had one-on-one time with the governor, where they personally thanked him for including the funding for this program in his 2011 proposed budget, as well as communicated directly on a number of other ethanol-related issues.
The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors is a volunteer organization whose membership includes plants and companies in the ethanol manufacturing industry. KAEP serves as a representative voice to its members, the public and government. Its goal is to promote the viability of ethanol fuels and demonstrate the positive impact of the industry on the local and state economy. More information can be found at www.ethanolkansas.org.
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