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CX-005749: Categorical Exclusion Determination

State Energy Program - Michigan State University - BioEnergy
CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
Date: 05/04/2011
Location(s): Michigan
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

The State of Michigan via Michigan State University is proposing to use State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to produce a component of biodiesel fuel. The proposed project will consist of the planting, growing, and harvesting of oriental mustard, canola and switchgrass at demonstration plots across the state. The species that will be used for the project are not on the prohibited or restricted plant lists in Michigan. The canola that will be used will be an herbicide-resistant seed. Oil from the harvest of seeds will be extracted at an existing, permitted facility and incorporated into an existing biodiesel fuel production process. Biodiesel created from the proposed project will be sold to selected buyers.