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Text of the Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act of 2010

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 28, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 15, 2010 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 639

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4168

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 2010

Received; read the first time

November 15, 2010

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

AN ACT

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the definition of cellulosic biofuel to include algae-based biofuel for purposes of the cellulosic biofuel producer credit and the special allowance for cellulosic biofuel plant property.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act of 2010.

2.

Algae treated as a qualified feedstock for purposes of the cellulosic biofuel producer credit, etc

(a)

In general

Subclause (I) of section 40(b)(6)(E)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

(I)

is derived solely from qualified feedstocks, and

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(b)

Qualified feedstock; special rules for algae

Paragraph (6) of section 40(b) of such Code is amended by redesignating subparagraphs (F), (G), and (H) as subparagraphs (H), (I), and (J), respectively, and by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following new subparagraphs:

(F)

Qualified feedstock

For purposes of this paragraph, the term qualified feedstock means—

(i)

any lignocellulosic or hemicellulosic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, and

(ii)

any cultivated algae, cyanobacteria, or lemna.

(G)

Special rules for algae

In the case of fuel which is derived from feedstock described in subparagraph (F)(ii) and which is sold by the taxpayer to another person for refining by such other person into a fuel which meets the requirements of subparagraph (E)(i)(II)—

(i)

such sale shall be treated as described in subparagraph (C)(i),

(ii)

such fuel shall be treated as meeting the requirements of subparagraph (E)(i)(II) in the hands of such taxpayer, and

(iii)

except as provided in this subparagraph, such fuel (and any fuel derived from such fuel) shall not be taken into account under subparagraph (C) with respect to the taxpayer or any other person.

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(c)

Algae treated as a qualified feedstock for purposes of bonus depreciation for biofuel plant property

(1)

In general

Subparagraph (A) of section 168(l)(2) of such Code is amended by striking solely to produce cellulosic biofuel and inserting solely to produce second generation biofuel (as defined in section 40(b)(6)(E).

(2)

Conforming amendments

Subsection (l) of section 168 of such Code is amended—

(A)

by striking cellulosic biofuel each place it appears in the text thereof and inserting second generation biofuel,

(B)

by striking paragraph (3) and redesignating paragraphs (4) through (8) as paragraphs (3) through (7), respectively,

(C)

by striking Cellulosic in the heading of such subsection and inserting Second Generation, and

(D)

by striking cellulosic in the heading of paragraph (2) and inserting second generation.

(d)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 40 of such Code, as amended by subsection (b), is amended—

(A)

by striking cellulosic biofuel each place it appears in the text thereof and inserting second generation biofuel,

(B)

by striking Cellulosic in the headings of subsections (b)(6), (b)(6)(E), and (d)(3)(D) and inserting Second generation, and

(C)

by striking cellulosic in the headings of subsections (b)(6)(C), (b)(6)(D), (b)(6)(H), (d)(6), and (e)(3) and inserting second generation.

(2)

Clause (ii) of section 40(b)(6)(E) of such Code is amended by striking Such term shall not and inserting The term second generation biofuel shall not.

(3)

Paragraph (1) of section 4101(a) of such Code is amended by striking cellulosic biofuel and inserting second generation biofuel.

(e)

Effective date

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall apply to fuels sold or used after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Application to bonus depreciation

The amendments made by subsection (c) shall apply to property placed in service after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Paygo compliance

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.

November 15, 2010

Read the second time and placed on the calendar