The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC), founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers and technology providers, is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. The new group, called the Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC), also announced new corporate and board members.
“The Council is already taking a collaborative approach to problem solving and advancing policy positions to accelerate the commercial deployment of many different types of advanced biofuels,” said Adam Monroe, President of the Americas for Novozymes and ABBC Chairman, “so this is really about accurately reflecting the breadth of our membership and their advanced technologies, while continuing to put the industry in the best position to succeed.”
As part of the expansion, the Council announced a number of other membership moves. Two existing members – POET-DSM and Cellerate™ (a cellulosic biofuel joint venture between Quad County Corn Processors and Syngenta) – will take seats on the Board of Directors. New member company Aemetis will also join the Board. Sweetwater Energy will join ABBC as a corporate member. (more…)