H.R. 90 (112th): To provide for Federal research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities to enable the development of farms that are net producers of both food and energy, and for other purposes.

Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Roscoe Bartlett
Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district
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Jan 05, 2011
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H.R. 41 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009


This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011

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Directs the Secretary of Energy to enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to: (1) develop recommendations for evaluation measures and criteria for programs under this Act; and (2) evaluate the feasibility of prize and best practices award programs as tools to promote self-powered farms.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) establish an award program for up to 30 state agricultural research programs for self-powered farm demonstrations;
(2) provide low-cost revolving loans and loan guarantees to eligible entities for the commercial application of energy or other technologies that will contribute to establishing self-powered farms, with highest preference given to applicants who propose to meet their energy needs from biobased feedstocks or other renewable energy sources produced on that farm; and
(3) enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences for a review of the programs under this Act.

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