## Arkansas Considers Bills to Support Biodiesel Development

##### 30 January 2007

The Arkansas state legislature is considering the Arkansas Alternative Fuels Development Act, a measure that would provide up to $4 million in incentives for biodiesel production and infrastructure in state. A funding bill would appropriate also$2 million to the University of Arkansas agriculture department for research, and up to \$4 million for matching federal grants for research.

Sen. Robert Thompson, D-Paragould, said Monday he also is working on legislation that would require all service stations in the state to sell only biodiesel fuel when production in Arkansas reaches a certain level.