41A.10 CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL DEVELOPMENT.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
For the purposes of this section and section
, the terms
defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them.
(a) "Cellulosic biofuel" means transportation fuel derived from cellulosic materials.
(b) "Cellulosic material" means an agricultural feedstock primarily comprised of cellulose,
hemicellulose, or lignin or a combination of those ingredients grown on agricultural lands.
(c) "Agricultural land" means land used for horticultural, row, close grown, pasture, and
hayland crops; growing nursery stocks; animal feedlots; farm yards; associated building sites; and
public and private drainage systems and field roads located on any of that land.
(d) "Cellulosic biofuel facility" means a facility at which cellulosic biofuel is produced.
(e) "Perennial crops" means agriculturally produced plants that have a life cycle of at least
three years at the location where the plants are being cultivated.
(f) "Perennial cropping system" means an agricultural production system that utilizes a
(g) "Native species" means a plant species which was present in a defined area of Minnesota
prior to European settlement (circa 1850). A defined area may be an ecological classification
province. Wild-type varieties therefore are regional or local ecotypes that have not undergone
a selection process.
(h) "Diverse native prairie" means a prairie planted from a mix of local Minnesota native
prairie species. A selection from all available native prairie species may be made so as to match
species appropriate to local site conditions.
(i) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.
Subd. 2. Cellulosic biofuel production goal.
The state cellulosic biofuel production goal
is one-quarter of the total amount necessary for ethanol use required under section
, by 2015 or when cellulosic biofuel facilities in the state attain a total annual
production level of 60,000,000 gallons, whichever is first.
History: 2007 c 45 art 1 s 46