Council Reacts to Proposed 2018 RVO
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…)
Council Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
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.
ABBC, BIO Members Ask Senators to Support Summertime E15 Use
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.
Enerkem: Achieved All Production Milestones at Commercial Facility
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.
Oil, biofuels groups urge U.S. EPA to deny refiner requests to tweak RFS program
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.
Council to EPA Chief: No Point of Obligation Change
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.
ABBC Signs RFS Letter to President-Elect Trump
The Council joined 16 other entities in sending a letter to President-elect Trump thanking the incoming administration for their recognition of the importance of the RFS. See: rfs-letter-to-president-elect-trump
ABBC on 2017 RVO: Strong Rule Across the Board
Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) Director Brooke Coleman issued the following statement today in response to the release of the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Required Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2017, which requires a total of 19.28 billion gallons of renewable fuel blending in 2017 (including 4.28 billion gallons of advanced biofuels):
“Administrator McCarthy and her team deserve a lot of credit. Administrator McCarthy said they would get the RFS back on track and they did. It’s a strong rule across the board and moves the conversation forward. (more…)
ABBC to Congress: Must Extend PTC
The Council co-signed a letter to Congress today with roughly 50 other organizations calling for a multi-year extension of the second generation biofuels producer tax credit (see: final-extender-letter-september-20).
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Council Responds to Carl Icahn
Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman published a response to Carl Icahn’s recent criticisms of the RFS in Bloomberg: https://about.bgov.com/blog/another-billionaire-bailout/. Mark Drajem from Bloomberg summarizes the back and forth here.