Farm to Fuel Grants Program, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

On January 22, 2008, Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson announced the winners of Farm to Fuel Grants for bioenergy projects.

The winners are:

We wish to extend our appreciation to the many applicants that applied.  Unfortunately there was just not enough money to fund all of the deserving projects.  Additional information about each of the winning projects will be posted later today at http://www.floridafarmtofuel.com/grant.htm.

Farm to Fuel Exhibit at the Florida State Fair
February 7-18 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be hosting a Farm to Fuel Renewable Energy Exhibit at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.  Among the exhibits will be various fuels, potential feedstocks, and alternative fuel vehicles.  Commissioner Bronson and several of our exhibit partners will be holding a kick-off press conference at 2:30 pm on February 7th in the Ag Hall of Fame Building.

Farm to Fuel Summit
The 2008 Farm to Fuel Summit is scheduled for July 30 - August 1 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.  Information regarding sponsorships and speaker abstracts will be released shortly.  Visit http://www.floridafarmtofuel.com/summit_2008.htm for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Energy Legislation

The following is a list of filed bills we are watching during the upcoming legislative session.  For a report of the Florida Energy Commission’s recommendations to the Legislature, go to http://www.floridaenergycommission.gov/recommendations.cfm.

HB 0229 Relating to Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Technologies by Sachs     
SB 0308 Relating to Energy Conservation by Constantine
SB 0310 Relating to Biomass Energy Production by Constantine     
SB 0314 Relating to Renewable Energy Technologies Tax Credits by Constantine     
SB 0316 Relating to Biodiesel and Ethanol Fuels/State Fleet Usage by Constantine     
SB 0412 Relating to Energy by Bennett
SB 0414 Relating to Alternative Energy Center/Incentive Program by Bennett     
HB 0457 Relating to Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency by Hukill     
HB 0557 Relating to Interconnection of Customer-owned Renewable Energy Generation and Net Metering by Fitzgerald     
SB 1178 Relating to Renewable Energy Technologies & Energy Efficiency by Dockery