Terms Used In Texas Agriculture Code 16.001

In this chapter:
(1) “Account” means the fuel ethanol, renewable methane, biodiesel, and renewable diesel production account.
(2) “ASTM” means the American Society for Testing and Materials.
(3) “Biodiesel” means a motor fuel that:
(A) meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 211 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7545);
(B) is mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils and animal fats;
(C) meets the requirements of ASTM specification D-6751;
(D) is intended for use in engines that are designed to run on conventional, petroleum-derived diesel fuel; and
(E) is derived from agricultural products, vegetable oils, recycled greases, biomass, or animal fats or the wastes of those products or fats.
(4) “Fuel ethanol” means ethyl alcohol that:
(A) has a purity of at least 99 percent, exclusive of added denaturants;
(B) has been denatured in conformity with a method approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of the United States Department of Justice;
(C) meets the requirements of ASTM D4806, the standard specification for ethanol used as a motor fuel; and
(D) is produced exclusively from agricultural products or by-products or municipal solid waste.
(4-a) “Renewable methane” means methane gas derived from animal waste or an agricultural byproduct, including creamery or fruit waste or corn silage.
(5) “Office” means the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office.
(6) “Producer” means a person who operates a fuel ethanol, renewable methane, biodiesel, or renewable diesel plant in this state.
(7) “Renewable diesel” means a motor fuel that:
(A) meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 211 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7545);
(B) is a hydrocarbon;
(C) meets the requirements of ASTM specification D-975;
(D) is intended for use in engines that are designed to run on conventional, petroleum-derived diesel fuel; and
(E) is derived from agricultural products, vegetable oils, recycled greases, biomass, or animal fats or the wastes of those products or fats.