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Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:30 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The New England Fuel Institute and the National Biodiesel Board said they worked together this week to change a provision in a recently proposed energy bill in the U.S. Senate that would have defined "bioheat" as heating generated from wood pellets and other wood under federal law.

U.S. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced a comprehensive energy bill last week called the "Energy Policy Modernization Act." Upon review, NEFI found that Section 3017 of the bill would define "bioheat" as "woody biomass used to generate heat" for the ...

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