Louisiana to pursue hydrous ethanol, blender pumps

By | August 04, 2008
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry's Division of Weights and Measures will monitor the performance of blender pumps and hydrous ethanol blends in separate four-year pilot programs established in the state's new advanced biofuels initiative. The initiative calls for a decentralized network of small advanced biofuel plants and offers income tax credits on the first 10 MMgy through 2012. The legislation targets state-grown crops other than corn that require less water and nitrogen than corn while being tolerant to extremes in moisture, high temperatures and marginal soils.