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
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 www.tceq.state.tx.us. To find the meeting at
the specified time, click the link entitled "Webcasts and Schedules for Agendas
and Work Sessions."