WASHINGTON, July 5, 2017 - Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to increase viability of biogas. The Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 2853 and S. 988 in the Senate) would help to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems that recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products. It would also provide a 30 percent investment tax credit for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems. “By supporting investments in algae-based and other nutrient management systems, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act will help farmers recycle valuable ag nutrients back into their operations and reduce the burden on taxpayers of recovering those nutrients downstream,” said Matt Carr, Algae Biomass Organization’s executive director.