A broad coalition of agriculture, biofuel and research groups sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today, calling for proper treatment of corn kernel fiber cellulosic ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Full letter: Pruitt D3 Fiber Feb 15.
ABBC Director Brooke Coleman issued the following statement today in response to EPA publishing the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):
“The Trump Administration deserves credit for rejecting political pressure to destabilize the RFS, but EPA’s failure to appreciably increase advanced biofuel levels brushes aside a huge opportunity to promote rural jobs and energy innovation. Unwarranted cuts to cellulosic biofuel targets send the wrong signal to global investors in this emerging industry. The cellulosic biofuels industry is growing and stands ready to drive the next great wave of manufacturing jobs across the heartland. There are things EPA can do quickly to unleash the full potential of cellulosic biofuels. We are not there yet with this rule, but we look forward to working with the Administration to get there.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad responds directly to oil industry attacks on the president for his long-standing commitment to growth under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
ABBC’s Executive Director Brooke Coleman released the following statement today in response to EPA’s proposed 2018 RFS Required Volume Obligation (RVO):
“EPA’s proposal fails to build on last year’s growth in advanced biofuels, but we’re hopeful that this administration’s vocal commitment to homegrown biofuels will be reflected in the final rule. Targets for conventional biofuels are solid, and there’s no reappearance of impropriate waivers that drive needless investment uncertainty. Yet EPA’s proposal misses an opportunity to drive U.S. leadership in cellulosic fuels and create new economic opportunities across the heartland.” (more…)
Brooke Coleman, the Council’s Executive Director, testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in support of the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. Video feed and written testimony be accessed here.
More than 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations today sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asking them to support the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) announced. More on Business Wire.
MONTREAL, April 11, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM). More here.
Fifteen trade groups — including the ABBC, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Association of American Railroads — again urged incoming EPA Chief Scott Pruitt to deny certain refinery requests to tweak the RFS. Story here.
Leading organizations of the U.S. biofuel and agricultural industries wrote EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to highlight that they strongly oppose any change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation. Signing the were the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and the National Farmers Union.