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ABBC on 2017 RVO: Strong Rule Across the Board
By Advanced Biofuels
November 23, 2016 | 10:12 am

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
By Advanced Biofuels
September 20, 2016 | 8:04 pm

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).

Council Responds to Carl Icahn
By Advanced Biofuels
August 24, 2016 | 6:47 pm

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.

ABBC Testifies Before Congress
By Advanced Biofuels
June 23, 2016 | 2:37 pm

ABBC Executive Director Brooke Coleman testified before the U.S. House of Representatives (House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing) on Wednesday, June 22nd. Full coverage of the hearing (including video) can be found here and Brooke Coleman’s written testimony can be found here.

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/

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