ABFA Announces Three New Members and New Renewable Products Committee Chairman
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
“We are always delighted to have new members join our ranks and add to our depth and reach in the advanced biofuels and renewable products space,” said ABFA President Michael McAdams. “These members particularly strengthen our drop-in fuels membership ranks by further expanding the range of feedstocks used to make these desired products.”
Joining the ABFA membership and board of directors is UPM from Finland, focuses on combining bio and forest industries by developing biofuels, biocomposites, biofibrils and CO2-neutral energy with an integrated approach with its forest industry production. On UPM’s behalf Marko Janhunen, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations will join the Association board. The company is currently on the verge of commissioning their first 30 million gallons renewable diesel plant in Finland.
We are also pleased to be joined by KORE Infrastructure of Los Angeles, Calif. and Ecoengineers from Des Moines, Iowa. KORE Infrastructure was founded in 2008 and currently is working on converting biosolids to renewable high-value transportation fuels and other energy products. EcoEngineers is an independent engineering/software firm that provides turnkey compliance services for companies in the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry, specializing in software solutions, engineering, RIN management, facility planning and feedstock petitions.
The Association also announces the appointment of Henrik Erämetsä to the Chairmanship of ABFA’s Renewable Products Committee. Henrik is Head of Federal Affairs at Neste Oil in Washington, D.C. and boasts more than 30 years of experience in the engineering, energy, service and oil industries. Neste Oil is well known for its innovative development of renewable diesel and jet fuels, as well as for its bio-based chemical feedstocks. This committee with help to integrate renewable products opportunities and priorities along with the existing advanced biofuels targets.