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New Senate Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Robert (R-KS) introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a companion to identical House legislation (HR 5489) introduced on June 15 by Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Tom Reed (R-NY). The legislation provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems and is the Senate companion bill to HR.5489 introduced last month. The House bill now has 24 Republican and Democratic sponsors and the support of several industry groups.

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