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Enerkem: Achieved All Production Milestones at Commercial Facility
By Advanced Biofuels
April 11, 2017 | 6:41 pm

MONTREAL, April 11, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Enerkem Inc. (, 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
By Advanced Biofuels
March 2, 2017 | 7:16 pm

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
By Advanced Biofuels
February 24, 2017 | 7:09 pm

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
By Advanced Biofuels
December 15, 2016 | 5:51 pm

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
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: 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…)

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