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Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property, and for other purposes.


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Date
07/14/2016 Introduced in Senate

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Date
07/14/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 07/14/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance07/14/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (16)

  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Agricultural equipment and machinery
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Business investment and capital
  • Congressional oversight
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy research
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Income tax credits
  • Livestock
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Securities
  • Solid waste and recycling

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Introduced in Senate (07/14/2016)

Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow energy tax credits through 2020 for investments in: (1) qualified biogas property, or (2) qualified manure resource recovery property. The bill also permits new clean renewable energy bonds to be used for such properties.

"Qualified biogas property" comprises a system that: (1) uses anaerobic digesters or other specified processes to convert biomass into a gas which is at least 52% methane, and (2) captures the gas for use as a fuel. The term includes property that cleans and conditions the gas for use as a fuel.

"Qualified manure resource recovery property" comprises a system that uses specified processes to recover the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus from a non-treated digestate or animal manure by reducing or separating at least 50% of the nutrients, excluding any reductions during the incineration, storage, composting, or field application of the non-treated digestate or animal manure. The term also includes certain processing equipment.

The Department of the Treasury must enter into an agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for a study of biogas and report to Congress on the study.