Michigan passes key legislation

By | February 04, 2009
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed 11 bills at the end of 2008 that aim to advance renewable fuels in the state. Among the provisions, five renewable fuels renaissance zones were added to the existing 10 that receive tax exemptions. Five of the 15 total are specifically designated for cellulosic biofuels. Another bill created a Renewable Fuels Fund to promote alternative fuels in Michigan, including an income tax checkoff provision for citizen contributions. Michigan's Renewable Fuels Commission was extended until 2012 and is charged with tracking renewable fuels in the state. For more details on the public acts signed into law, visit www.michigan.gov.