ABBC on 2018 RVO: Missed Opportunity to Promote Rural Jobs, Innovation
ABBC Director Brooke Coleman issued the following statement today in response to EPA publishing the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):
“The Trump Administration deserves credit for rejecting political pressure to destabilize the RFS, but EPA’s failure to appreciably increase advanced biofuel levels brushes aside a huge opportunity to promote rural jobs and energy innovation. Unwarranted cuts to cellulosic biofuel targets send the wrong signal to global investors in this emerging industry. The cellulosic biofuels industry is growing and stands ready to drive the next great wave of manufacturing jobs across the heartland. There are things EPA can do quickly to unleash the full potential of cellulosic biofuels. We are not there yet with this rule, but we look forward to working with the Administration to get there.”
Edeniq Joins the Advanced Biofuels Business Council
WASHINGTON, DC – The Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) is pleased to welcome Edeniq Inc., a leading cellulosic and biorefining technology company, as a new member. (more…)
New TV Ad Defends President Trump’s Position on RFS
WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad responds directly to oil industry attacks on the president for his long-standing commitment to growth under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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.
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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