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Connecticut Laws | Title 32 Commerce And Economic And Community Development
CHAPTER 588p ENERGY CONSERVATION LOANS AND INVESTMENT IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS
Sec. 32-324d. One-time grant for biodiesel producers not yet actively engaged in production of biodiesel. Amount. Awarding of grant.

Sec. 32-324d. One-time grant for biodiesel producers not yet actively engaged in production of biodiesel. Amount. Awarding of grant. (1825)(Text)

A qualified biodiesel producer that is not yet actively engaged in the production of biodiesel shall be eligible for a one-time grant pursuant to section 32-324a to assist with the initial purchase of biodiesel production equipment or with the construction, modification or retrofitting of biodiesel production facilities. Such grant shall be administered to provide such qualified biodiesel producer with such initial financial assistance and shall not be administered as a reimbursement program. The amount of such grant shall not exceed three million dollars regardless of the number of facilities owned by the qualified biodiesel producer. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the person, firm, corporation or entity selected to implement the grant, shall award such grant to any such qualified biodiesel producer that is not yet actively engaged in the production of biodiesel upon the request of such qualified biodiesel producer provided such qualified biodiesel producer has a contract or an approved application pending with such department, person, firm, corporation or entity on May 18, 2010. (1826)

Sec. 32-324e. Grants to qualified biodiesel distributors: Permitted purposes. Amounts. (1827)(Text)

A qualified biodiesel distributor shall not be eligible for a grant pursuant to section 32-324a for purposes other than to assist with purchasing equipment or constructing, modifying or retrofitting facilities, including, but not limited to, the actual costs of creating storage and distribution capacity for biodiesel during the month. No grant issued pursuant to said section 32-324a shall exceed fifty thousand dollars for any one distributor at any one site. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the person, firm, corporation or entity selected to implement the grant pursuant to subsection (b) of section 32-324a, if applicable, shall create an application process and guidelines for the administration of this grant provision. (1828)

Sec. 32-324f. Guidelines for grant program. (1829)(Text)

The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the person, firm, corporation or entity selected to implement the grant pursuant to subsection (b) of section 32-324a, if applicable, shall create guidelines necessary for the administration of the provisions of this section on the progress of the grant programs administered pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive. (1830)

Sec. 32-324g. Fuel diversification grant program. Agreement. Guidelines. (1831)(Text)

The Department of Economic and Community Development shall administer a fuel diversification grant program to provide funding to Connecticut institutions of higher education or Connecticut institutions of agricultural research for purposes which may include, but are not limited to (1) research to promote biofuel production from agricultural products, algae and waste grease, and (2) biofuel quality testing. Said department may enter into an agreement, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 55a, with a person, firm, corporation or other entity to administer such program. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with such person, firm, corporation or entity, if applicable, shall create guidelines necessary for the administration of the provisions of this section. (1832)

Sec. 32-324h. Institute for Sustainable Energy to educate consumers re biodiesel. Connecticut biodiesel link program. Posting of information on Internet. (1833)(Text)

(a) The Institute for Sustainable Energy shall (1) compile and distribute educational materials regarding biodiesel to municipalities, local boards of education and private commercial entities to educate future consumers, and (2) establish and administer a Connecticut biodiesel link program to establish a database of schools, restaurants, institutional cafeterias and other institutions and businesses in the state that produce waste vegetable oil or other comparable food product suitable for conversion to biodiesel. The database shall be maintained by the Institute for Sustainable Energy and shall be made available to the public on said institute's Internet web site. Businesses interested in selling their waste vegetable oil or other comparable food product to producers of biodiesel heating and motor vehicle fuel may notify the Institute for Sustainable Energy and have their names, contact information and intentions regarding such businesses placed on said web site. The Institute for Sustainable Energy shall make reasonable efforts to facilitate contact between parties with similar interests. (1834)

(b) The Institute for Sustainable Energy shall post educational materials regarding the Connecticut biofuel link program on said institute's Internet web site, and such information shall be posted as a link on the Internet web sites of the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Agriculture, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, The University of Connecticut Biofuel Consortium and The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, including, but not limited to, information regarding the starting of a waste vegetable oil business and strategies for conducting such business. (1835)

CHAPTER 588q* REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (1836)(Text)

Sec. 32-325. Short title: Regional Economic Development Act. (1837)(Text)

Sections 32-325 to 32-330, inclusive, shall be known and may be cited as the "Regional Economic Development Act". (1838)

Sec. 32-326. Legislative finding. (1839)(Text)

It is hereby found and declared that there exists in this state a great and growing need for additional public and private capital improvements and acquisitions and project development that will promote economic diversification, stability and growth; that such improvements, acquisitions and projects are a particularly effective investment of state funds because of their relative immobility in an increasingly global economy; that such improvements, acquisitions and projects are particularly needed in communities experiencing significant military and industrial job losses; and that regional cooperation in the planning and development of such improvements, acquisitions and projects is desirable and should be encouraged; and therefore, it is necessary and in the public interest and for the public good that the provisions of sections 32-325 to 32-330, inclusive, are hereby declared a matter of legislative determination. (1840)

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