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ABFA Opposes NBB Petition Against Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia

March 23rd, 2017

In response to the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition petition against biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA   Read More

Velocys Produces First Product at GTL Plant in Oklahoma

February 6th, 2017

ABFA member Velocys announced that the first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under   Read More

Gevo Announces EPA Approved Pathway for Isobutanol to Provide Route for More D5 RINs

January 17th, 2017

ABFA member Gevo announced today that the EPA approved pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, MN plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS). This is   Read More

EPA Sends Clear Message to Market with 2017 RVOs

November 23rd, 2016

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of final renewable volume obligations for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has issued the following statement   Read More

Velocys Announces Construction Complete at ENVIA’s GTL Plant

September 22nd, 2016

ABFA member Velocys plc announced today that construction of ENVIA Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City is now complete. Learn more about the plant and this exciting accomplishment.

Advanced Biofuels Industry Backs Blenders Credit Bill

September 19th, 2016

ABFA salutes Congresswoman Diane Black for her introduction of a bill that would extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders credit for an additional two years. This provision would continue to protect those who are investing in the blending equipment and are selling all the fuel in the United States.

Tesoro Acquiring Virent to Support Commercializing Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

September 7th, 2016

ABFA member Virent recently announced it will be acquired by Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company. The acquisition will support the commercialization of Virent’s technology for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals.   Read More

ABFA Submits Comments on 2017 RVOs and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018

July 14th, 2016

On July 11, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2018. You can read ABFA’s   Read More

ABFA Submits RFS Hearing Testimony

June 22nd, 2016

The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) was asked to submit comments for the record for today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on implementation issues with the RFS, below is the testimony submitted.   Read More

ABFA Represents 9.6 Billion Gallons of Biofuels Production

May 25th, 2016

Today the board of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) welcomed three new member companies and announced new Executive Committee representatives.

ABFA Applauds EPA’s Proposed RVOs for 2017

May 18th, 2016

The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released the following statement today applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed renewable volume obligations for 2017 under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The statement should   Read More

ABFA Takes a Stand to Maintain the Blenders Tax Credit

April 11th, 2016

Today the Advanced Biofuels Association sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership to express concern about proposed changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. A copy of the   Read More

Biofuels Powering the Navy’s Great Green Fleet

January 20th, 2016

Ahead of today’s deployment of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet, ABFA President Michael McAdams talked with the San Diego Union Tribune to discuss the Navy’s contribution to the advanced biofuels industry. The   Read More

Advanced Biofuel Producers Applaud EPA’s Final Rule, Continue Push for RFS Reform

November 30th, 2015

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of final renewable volume obligations for 2014 through 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President.

ABFA Speaks Out on Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit

November 18th, 2015

Today the Advanced Biofuels Association sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership that expressed concern about changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. The full letter is available below and   Read More

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco to Use Renewable Diesel in City Fleet

July 21st, 2015

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out the use of petroleum diesel in the municipal fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by the end of this year.

ABFA Responds to EPA Commitment to Announce RVOs on June 1st

April 10th, 2015

Today the EPA released its consent decree in response to the AFPM and API law suit over missing the RVO deadlines. ABFA is delighted to see that EPA will formally release the proposed rule for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by June 1st.

Iogen’s Advanced Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Reaches Critical Production Milestone

December 18th, 2014

Iogen Corporation, a leading developer of cellulosic biofuel technology, and Raizen, one of the world’s largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, are pleased today to announce they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raizen’s newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ABFA Urges Congress to Look at Future Biofuels Tax Provisions Following One Year Extension

December 17th, 2014

Late yesterday Congress passed tax extender legislation including a one-year retroactive extension of four key advanced biofuels tax provisions as part of a larger package of tax credit extensions.

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

December 8th, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy and reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Boeing Tests Neste Oil’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel in an Airplane

December 4th, 2014

The airplane manufacturer Boeing has successfully tested Neste Oil’s NEXBTL diesel fuel as a component of aviation fuel. The first test flight took place on the U.S. using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and further testing is being planned.

EPA Resets 2014 RVO Decision to 2014 and 2015 in One Move

November 21st, 2014

After waiting more than a year for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize renewable fuel standard (RFS) targets for 2014, the agency surprisingly pulled back its proposed rule today.

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant

October 17th, 2014

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, today announced the official grand opening of its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, located about 90 miles southwest of Dodge City. The opening was attended by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, Mayor of Hugoton Jack E. Rowden and CEO of Abengoa Manuel Sánchez Ortega.

ABFA Responds to EPA Sending the 2014 RFS for OMB Review

August 22nd, 2014

In light of EPA sending the final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements to the Office of Management and Budget for interagency review, ABFA has released the following statement attributable to President Michael McAdams.

ACORE Releases Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, Jointly Authored by U.S. Renewable Energy Trade Associations

March 31st, 2014

Report Forecasts Industry Growth and Highlights Policy Recommendations to Advance an American Renewable Energy Economy (Washington, D.C.) –The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for   Read More

Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives

March 24th, 2014

A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives.

Advanced Biofuels Association Applauds Senators’ Call to Maintain a Robust Production Target in the RFS

January 28th, 2014

Today a group ten Senators, led by Senator Benjamin Cardin and Senator Susan Collins, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, which encourages support of next-generation fuels and requests the adjustment of the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2014 to maintain a robust production target for advanced biofuels.

National Security, Advanced Biofuels, and Ag Groups Urge EPA to Protect Advanced Biofuels

January 28th, 2014

Today, the clean energy campaign Operation Free joined three Advanced Biofuels groups and the National Farmers Union in sending a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging her to maintain current production requirements for advanced biofuels.

Farm Bill Provides Important Support for Advanced Biofuels

January 28th, 2014

In response to Congressional leaders unveiling the Farm Bill’s final conference report, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released the following statement applauding the funding included for programs that support advanced renewable fuels

Funding Announcement: $24M in Grants for Advanced Biofuel Producers in CA

January 16th, 2014

$24 million in grants for advanced biofuel producers were announced this week by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

Farm to Fleet Program Initiative

December 17th, 2013

The United States Department of Navy (DON) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting an industry day to discuss their Farm to Fleet program and are inviting members of the advanced drop-in biofuels industry to attend.

DOE ARPA-E announces $66 million in awards for “transformational energy” technologies

September 20th, 2013

Yesterday, the Energy Department’s ARPA-E announced $66 million in awards for “transformational energy” technologies for 33 projects

Rapid Developments in Alternative Fuels Surpassing Expectations

June 13th, 2013

New report analyzes recent developments in fuels sector; Diesel replacements biggest surprise.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Transportation Secretary LaHood Renew Agreement to Promote Renewable Fuels in the Aviation Industry

April 15th, 2013

Resolution with the FAA and Private-Sector Partners Will Continue the Work to Develop a Robust Aviation Biofuels Industry

Energy Department Awards $10 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bio-based Products

January 3rd, 2013

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to develop every available source of American energy, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $10 million to five projects in California, Washington, Maryland, and Texas that will develop new technologies to convert biomass into advanced biofuels and bioproducts like plastics and chemical intermediates.