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ABBC: ’17 RFS Proposal Not Aggressive Enough
By Advanced Biofuels
May 18, 2016 | 7:04 pm

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2016) — Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) Executive Director Brooke Coleman released the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017. (more…)

Scania trucks use second generation ethanol manufactured with Clariant’s sunliquid® technology
By Advanced Biofuels
May 17, 2016 | 7:07 pm

São Paulo, May 17, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Scania, one of the world’s top heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which involved an investment in sustainable technologies for cargo transportation. After nearly a year of using the Ecotrucks, Clariant can verify a reduction in CO2 emissions by approximately 90% compared to the diesel engines that were used before. (more…)

ABBC Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
By Advanced Biofuels
February 24, 2016 | 8:47 pm

ABBC Executive Director Brooke Coleman testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). Written testimony and the video archive are available here.

Obama Signs Spending Bill; Includes Tax Extenders for Advanced Biofuels
By Advanced Biofuels
December 18, 2015 | 2:55 pm

On December 18th, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector, including the Second Generation Biofuel Producers Tax Credit. For more information: http://ethanolproducer.com/articles/12886/obama-signs-spending-bill-tax-extenders-legislation

EPA Publishes Final Multiyear RFS Rule
By Advanced Biofuels
November 30, 2015 | 2:44 pm

The Obama Administration finalized a multiyear RFS today. EPA increased the biofuel blending requirements over the June proposal but failed to abandon its new interpretation of the agency’s waiver authority. The question over EPA’s waiver authority now moves the courts. Full industry reaction can be viewed here: http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2015/11/30/epa-bumps-up-us-renewable-fuel-standard-volumes-for-2015-2016-in-final-ruling/

ABBC Takes Issue with Vermont Rep. Welch Working with Oil Against RFS
By Advanced Biofuels
November 6, 2015 | 2:29 pm

Bloomberg news exposed today that the oil industry actually drafted an anti-RFS letter circulated by members of Congress (led by Vermont Congressman Peter Welch) to U.S. EPA. Neither Congressman Welch nor Marathon Oil deny that the oil industry was involved. The letter calls for biofuel markets to be capped, based on erroneous arguments often espoused by the oil industry to protect their control of the transportation fuel marketplace. The article: http://about.bgov.com/blog/oil-lobby-had-hand-in-house-lawmakers-anti-ethanol-note-to-epa/

ABBC Director Testifies Before Committee on Science, Space and Technology
By Advanced Biofuels
November 3, 2015 | 2:18 pm

The Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) testified before the House Science Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Environment Hearing this week. The hearing, entitled “Renewable Fuel Standard: A Ten Year Review of Costs and Benefits,” can be viewed in its entirety here: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/subcommittee-oversight-and-subcommittee-environment-hearing-renewable-fuel

DuPont Employees Send Letter to Sen. Toomey
By Advanced Biofuels
October 14, 2015 | 3:08 pm

In a letter dated October 14, 2015, fifty (50) DuPont employees — all voters in Pennsylvania — called out Senator Toomey for his recent legislative proposal to weaken the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The full letter is here: DuPont PA employee Toomey Final.

ABBC: Senate Energy Proposal Focused in Right Place
By Advanced Biofuels
September 22, 2015 | 7:17 pm

The Advanced Biofuels Business Council issued the following statement today in response to a new energy bill proposed by Senate Democrats:

“We commend Senator Cantwell, Senator Wyden and Democratic leadership for putting a forward-looking, bold energy proposal on the table. While it is early in the political process, the proposal focuses on the right problem. (more…)

Advanced Biofuel Executives Send Letter to President Obama
By Advanced Biofuels
September 16, 2015 | 7:08 pm

Nearly two dozen executives from the world’s leading advanced, low carbon biofuels industry sent a letter to President Obama today raising concerns about the Obama Administration’s current proposal to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The executives explain how the Obama proposal “would gut the core concept behind the law.” Bloomberg, among others, covered the letter in this article. The full letter: POTUS_FinalSept16.

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