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ABFA Add Depth to Membership, Announces New Partnership  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C.—The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) welcomes five new member companies: Fulcrum Bioenergy, Honeywell UOP, AMERIgreen, ICOF, and AltAir Fuels. With the addition of these companies, ABFA now represents more than three billion gallons of biomass-based diesel and a number of cellulosic companies currently in production.

In addition to welcoming these new members, the Association has entered a partnership with the Coalition for Renewable Gas, based in California. “Our new partnership with CRG will deepen our engagement in California as the state continues to lead U.S. advanced biofuels production,” said McAdams.

“This month, we added the largest number of new members in a four-month period that we’ve added since our inception,” said Michael McAdams, President of ABFA. “These members strengthen our ranks by broadening our representation of the variety of companies involved in the manufacture, distribution, blending, and marketing of America’s biofuels. We have always believed that the customer is among the most important parties leading the development and acceptance of sustainable fuels of the future.”

  • Fulcrum Bioenergy utilizes a variety of municipal waste feedstocks converted into syngas and used to develop drop-in biofuels including jet fuel or diesel.
  • Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining process technology is utilized in the Diamond Green Diesel facility, the largest commercial advanced biofuels facility in the United States. In partnership with the pyrolysis company Ensyn, their technology is also used to make Ensyn’s biocrude, which can then be upgraded to drop-in biodiesel and other products.
  • AMERIgreen is a Pennsylvania-based energy wholesaler that markets biofuels and other products to the Mid-Atlantic and New England markets.
  • Inter-Continental Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd. (ICOF) is the marketing and trading arm of Musim Mas. Based in Singapore, ICOF has offices across Asia, Europe, and the United States of America to oversee the marketing and distribution of biodiesel and other products to over 80 countries.
  • AltAir Fuels is a refiner that produces new, innovative drop-in jet fuels for the U.S. military. They also hold the first multi-year fuel supply contract with a commercial airline carrier.

ABFA also announces the appointment of Dayne Delahoussaye to the Chairmanship of ABFA’s Government Affairs Committee. Delahoussaye serves as Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Neste Oil. This committee will work to further ABFA’s initiatives to advance federal policies that support the advanced sector. “On behalf of Neste, Dayne has established a strong team for federal- and state-level advocacy,” said McAdams. “He understands well the opportunities in California markets, as well as the federal priorities and challenges here in Washington. This Committee will make a formidable team for the Association.”

The Association reaffirmed its commitment to supporting reform of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) while defending the existing blenders tax credit for biodiesel. Furthermore, ABFA continues to focus on supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to utilize intermediate feedstocks as proposed in the recent Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (“REGS”) Rule, as well as working on better ways to incorporate the use of wood feedstocks for use under the RFS. The Association will also continue to engage in opposition to the proposed countervailing duties and anti-dumping suit filed by the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition.

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