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
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…)
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 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.
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…)
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 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.
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
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/