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News - Haney Appointed to Biofuels Task Force

  • October 07, 2009

Governor Steve Beshear appointed KFB President Mark Haney to a task force charged with facilitating the development of a sustainable biomass and biofuels industry in the state. The Executive Task Force on Biomass and Biofuels Development in Kentucky was given a list of goals, including to evaluate the status of energy crop and forestry biotechnology and genetics and recommend a plan of action. Governor Beshear also wants the group to make legislative proposals and to evaluate transportation, logistics and available business structures.

The 21-member task force is co-chaired by Roger Thomas, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy; and Dr. Len Peters, Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The task force also includes Rep. Tom McKee of Cynthiana, who is chairman of the House Agriculture Committee; Senate Ag Committee Chairman David Givens of Greensburg and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

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