In Arizona, State Representative Matt Heinz has introduced two bills in anticipation of Arizona becoming a major algal farming center. HB 2225 would add algaculture commercial production, development and research on state trust lands to the definition of agricultural lands.
HB2226 would add the same algacultural used real estate to the definition of agricultural land for the purposes. The bill would require that the algae produce either hydrogen or biofuels. HB 2225 has been endorsed by the Arizona House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, while HB 2226 has been scheduled for hearing.
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