Correction: Meeting is Friday for Texas biodiesel standards

| 12/4/2006

A public meeting that could determine the fate of biodiesel sales in eastern Texas is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality headquarters, Room 201 S, Building E, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX.

Land Line Magazine previously published the wrong date.

The Texas biodiesel industry will present new studies to the commission in an effort to prove biodiesel meets or exceeds the Texas Low Emission Diesel standards enacted in 2005. Biodiesel producers had been given a stay-of-execution until the end of 2006 to show proof of reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide, or NOx.

Texas is the country's largest biodiesel producer, but at the same time, the state is battling pollution in a 110-county corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston.

The meeting is open to the public with a public comment period available. It will also be broadcast live on the Internet at To find the meeting at the specified time, click the link entitled "Webcasts and Schedules for Agendas and Work Sessions."