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ABFA Members Honored by EPA as Winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards  

Monday, July 13, 2015


Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards today, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association made the following statement:

Today, ABFA celebrates two of its extraordinary members for being among the five companies to be honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

Algenol in Fort Myers, Florida, is recognized for developing a blue-green algae to produce ethanol and other fuels. By using algae, CO2, sunlight and saltwater, Algenol creates green fuel while dramatically reducing carbon footprint, costs and water usage, and does so with zero reliance on food crops as feedstocks. This revolutionary technology benefits the company, the public and the environment.

LanzaTech in Skokie, Illinois, is recognized for the development of a process that uses waste gas to produce fuels and chemicals, reducing companies’ carbon footprint. LanzaTech has partnered with Global Fortune 500 Companies and others to use this technology, including facilities that can each produce 100,000 gallons per year of ethanol, and a number of chemical ingredients for the manufacture of plastics. This technology is a proven winner and has enormous potential for American industry.

The innovation and achievements of ABFA member companies continue to push the envelope, helping drive America toward a cleaner, more energy secure future.


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