H.R.3744 - Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 07/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Science, Space, and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3744 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/12/2019)
Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2019
This bill allows energy tax credits through 2021 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.