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EPA Delays GHG Permitting for Biomass-powered Industries

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will defer greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for carbon dioxide emissions resulting from biomass-powered sources. Manufacturers who utilize biomass as a fuel source for industrial production will receive some relief from the EPA's decision. 

The EPA's announcment states "CO2 emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources are generated during the combustion or decomposition of biologically based material. Sources covered by this decision would include facilities that emit CO2 as a result of burning forest or agricultural products for energy, wastewater treatment and livestock management facilities, landfills and fermentation processes for ethanol production." 

For more information, read the EPA announcement.

About the Author
Christopher Bradburn is a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller's Real Estate Services Group. Christopher leads the firm's cost segregation practice. He also provides accounting and tax support for a wide variety of practices. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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