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CX-005750: Categorical Exclusion Determination

State Energy Program- The Power Alternative- 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 Powr Alternative (TPA, Inc.) 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 mustard at two semi-urban plots of land. Mustard is not on the prohibited or restricted plant lists in Michigan. No GMO's will be used in the proposed project. Oil will be extracted from the mustard at an existing, permitted TPA facility and incorporated into the existing biodiesel fuel production process. Biodiesel created from the proposed project will be sold to selected buyers.

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