Advanced Biofuels Association Expands Membership With Three New Companies
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
(Washington, DC) – The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) announced today the addition of three new member companies to their growing roster of advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry organizations. The newest members include GranBio, Canergy and The Sugarcane Technology Center – CTC (Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira).
“The Advanced Biofuels Association is proud to add GranBio, Canergy and CTC to our membership roster,” said ABFA President Michael McAdams. “Just as our membership continues to grow and mature, so too does the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industry with significant investments in R&D, engineering to scale-up process, construction of plants on the ground, and production of gallons of renewable fuels.” More on each of ABFA’s new members:
Canergy is an advanced biofuels company based in California that is focused on the production of ultra-low carbon intensity ethanol from sustainable non-food energy crops and innovative cellulosic technology. This first facility in California will utilize energy cane, an EPA approved cellulosic pathway, as its primary feedstock, is targeted to be operational in 2016 and will assist California, through obligated parties, to meet both RFS2 and LCFS requirements.
Founded in 1969, the Sugarcane Technology Center – CTC (Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira) is the largest sugarcane research and development company in the world. The CTC is the leading platform for deployment of innovative technologies to improve overall efficiencies and to launch new technologies for advanced bioproducts. The CTC´s Second Generation Ethanol from sugarcane biomass bagasse is one of the leading projects in the world soon to be demonstrated in large scale for cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil. The CTC is also improving its infrastructure for advanced plant biotechnology and synthetic biology to allow for advanced technology providers to work in cooperation with the CTC to bridging the gaps of scaling up, validating, and commercializing new biofuels and biochemicals.
Controlled by Gran Investimentos S.A., a holding company of the Gradin family, GranBio is a 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company that was born of the vision to bring about a green revolution capable of transforming the real potential of Brazilian biomass into energy abundance. Created in June of 2011, the company was the first to announce a commercial second-generation ethanol plant in the Southern Hemisphere. Scheduled to begin operating in early 2014, the unit, located in the State of Alagoas, will produce 82 million liters of biofuel, which will make it one of the largest operating facilities in the world.
About the Advanced Biofuels Association: The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) is a national organization representing the new generation of advanced and renewable technologies that will help drive America’s new economy by creating jobs, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels while fueling a sustainable future for the world. The ABFA has quickly become a leading voice for America’s domestic biofuels industry since it was established in 2009. For more information, please visit www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com or follow us on Twitter @betterfuels