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ABFA sends letter to President Trump opposing proposed decreases to 2018 RVOs

October 13th, 2017

On October 13, members of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) sent a letter to President Trump expressing their opposition to the proposals in the EPA’s October 4th  Notice of Data Availability (NODA),   Read More

ABFA Applauds Timely Release of Proposed 2018 RVOs

July 5th, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the timely release of its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) standards and biomass-based diesel volumes for   Read More

ABFA Responds to Ongoing International Trade Probe and Tax Legislation

May 5th, 2017

In response to the ongoing probe into biodiesel imported from Argentina and Indonesia as well as new tax legislation, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has issued the following statement attributable to Michael   Read More

ABFA Add Depth to Membership, Announces New Partnership

April 25th, 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   Read More

ABFA Salutes First Chairman and Founding Member On Retirement

April 21st, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Following many years of tremendous service to the biofuels industry in his capacity as the first Chairman of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) and Chief Executive Officer of Virent,   Read More

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

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.

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 Responds to Extension of Blenders Credit

December 16th, 2015

In response to Congress passing the extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President.

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

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers

October 21st, 2015

During the Senate Finance Committee’s July markup, Senator Charles Grassley offered an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell, which would extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for two years. However,   Read More

ABFA Supports CARB’s Re-Adoption of LCFS

September 25th, 2015

Following the approval of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) unanimously approval for the re-adoption of the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President.

ABFA Submits Comments on EPA’s 2015 Biofuel RVOs

July 28th, 2015

On July 27, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) submitted comments on the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2015. Below is a summary of ABFA’s comments, attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President.

Advanced Biofuels Association Applauds Support of Extenders

July 20th, 2015

Last week the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced it would hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 21, to consider the tax extenders proposal. Ahead of the hearing, the Advanced Biofuels Association’s (ABFA) President, Michael McAdams issued the following statement.

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

July 13th, 2015

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.

Advanced Biofuels Association Adds Members, Elects New Officers

July 9th, 2015

Today, the Advanced Biofuel Association announced new officers during its summer fly-in board meeting. In addition, the Association appointed three new members to its Executive Committee. The Association also welcomed new members Wilmar Oleo, and Optimal Biofuels. During the fly-in, ABFA members met with a number of Hill offices, calling for reforms to strengthen the Renewable Fuels Standard program.

ABFA Responds to EPA Proposed Mandates Under the RFS

May 29th, 2015

In response to EPA’s proposed mandates for renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014 through 2016 the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President.

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.

EPA Improves Cellulosic Waiver Credits Says ABFA

March 25th, 2015

Michael McAdams, head of the Advanced Biofuels Association made the following statement following today’s rulemaking today by the EPA with regard to the cellulosic waiver credit.

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.

ABFA Announces Three New Members and New Renewable Products Committee Chairman

October 1st, 2014

Today the Advanced Biofuels Association welcomes three new member companies, UPM, Kore Infrastructure and EcoEngineers, as well as a new Chairman of the Association’s Renewable Products Committee.

ABFA Responds to Milestone DPA Award Announcement

September 19th, 2014

Washington, DC – The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has released the following statement attributable to President Michael McAdams in response to today’s announcement on the companies awarded funding under the Defense Production Act (DPA) program to build advanced drop-in biofuels plants.

ABFA Applauds First Biogas-Based Fuel Approval Under The Renewable Fuel Standard

September 3rd, 2014

Washington, DC – The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency on its recent pathway approval for dimethyl ether (DME). With this newest pathway, Oberon Fuels Inc. becomes the first company to announce plans to commercialize DME fuel production, which will now be eligible for high value D-Code 3 (cellulosic) and D-Code 5 (advanced) renewable identification numbers (RINs). This technology introduces a new fuel to the diesel market place for the first time. Similar to propane this fuel offers many advantages for the transportation sector in the future. While the approval of this biogas-based fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a positive step forward, the advanced and cellulosic industry is still awaiting decisions for nearly 40 other pending pathways for feedstocks, technologies and types of fuels.

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.

Statement by Sapphire Energy CEO, Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, Regarding the Company’s Selection as an EcoPartner with Oil Giant Sinopec

July 10th, 2014

Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, CEO of Sapphire Energy, an Advance Biofuels Association member company, released the following statement regarding the company’s selection as an EcoPartner with Chinese oil and gas company Sinopec.

ABFA Disappointed in Congressman Conaway’s Efforts to Thwart Department of Defense Biofuels Spending

May 6th, 2014

In response to Representative Conaway (R-TX) planned amendments to the House Armed Services Committee fiscal 2014 defense policy bill (H 4435), the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released the following statement in support of Department of Defense (DOD) programs to develop commercial advanced biofuels for defense purposes:

ABFA Announces New Officer and Executive Committee Member

April 17th, 2014

ABFA elected a new officer and an executive committee member during its April Board meeting held in Washington, DC. Today ABFA announced that Christopher Higby of Honeywell and UOP will serve as ABFA Treasurer and Alan Hiltner will represent GranBio on ABFA’s executive committee.

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Explores the Role of Biofuels in Rural Economy, ABFA Applauds

April 8th, 2014

In response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s hearing on the role of biofuels in the rural economy?, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released the following statement attributed to President Michael   Read More

Senate Finance Committee Approves Inclusion of Biofuels Tax Extenders, ABFA Responds

April 3rd, 2014

The Senate Finance Committee approved the “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act” today by voice vote. In response, ABFA has released the following statement attributable to President Michael McAdams.

ABFA Applauds Tax Extenders Package That Includes Biofuels Provisions

April 1st, 2014

In response to the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman Wyden (D-OR) releasing a description of the Chairman’s mark for Thursday’s rescheduled hearing on the tax extenders package, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released the following statement praising the inclusion of tax extenders that support advanced renewable fuels.

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.

Biofuel Companies, Trade Groups Emphasize Need to Extend Current Tax Policies

December 9th, 2013

More than 60 advanced biofuel companies and four leading trade organizations today wrote to leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, encouraging Congress to extend critical tax provisions set to expire at the end of this month.

EPA Proposal Pulls the Rug Out from Underneath the Growing Advanced Biofuels Industry

November 15th, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a draft proposal on November 15, 2013 proposing next year’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target for advanced biofuels at 2.2 billion gallons, with a range from as low as 2.0 billion gallons to 2.51 billion gallons.

ABFA Applauds EPA Heating Oil Rule

September 24th, 2013

Today, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association made the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expanded definition of heating oil, which will encourage the growth of renewable fuel production.

Advanced Biofuels Association Expands Membership With Three New Companies

July 24th, 2013

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).

Advanced Biofuels Association Applauds Senate’s Support For Defense Department’s Advanced Biofuels Initiatives

June 14th, 2013

Michael McAdams, president of the ABFA made the following statement regarding the Senate’s continued leadership on the Department of Defense advanced biofuels initiatives

Advanced Biofuels Association Applauds Inclusion Of Mandatory Energy Title Funding In Senate Farm Bill

June 10th, 2013

In response to the United States Senate passing its version of the farm bill today, the Advanced Biofuels Association released the following statement applauding the inclusion of mandatory funds for energy title programs.

Advanced Biofuels Association Supports EPA’s Role At House Oversight And Government Reform Hearing On Renewable Fuel Standard

June 4th, 2013

In response to the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, “Up Against the Blend Wall: Examining EPA’s Role in the Renewable Fuel Standard,” Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association offered comments on the record to the committee targeted to the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry.

Defense Production Act (DPA) Press Release

May 28th, 2013

Today, a broad coalition of national security groups, organizations representing farmers who grow energy crops, the advanced biofuels industry, the customers who purchase advanced biofuels and the pilots who safely fly on them applauded the Department of Defense for taking critical steps to implement its strategy to achieve important national security objectives through the Defense Production Act (DPA) Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project.

Statement by Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams Following Today’s Meeting Between Incoming EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy And Leaders in The Biofuels Industry

April 4th, 2013

Michael McAdams, head of the Advanced Biofuels Association made the following statement following today’s meeting with incoming EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and leaders in the biofuels industry:

Statement by Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams On The Failure of the Toomey Amendment to The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2013

March 20th, 2013

(Washington, DC) – Today, Michael McAdams, head of the Advanced Biofuels Association made the following statement on the failure of Senator Pat Toomey’s amendment to the Department of Defense, Military Construction and   Read More

Advanced Biofuels Association Selects New Board, Executive Committee

March 7th, 2013

The Advanced Biofuels Association today named its new board and executive committee, selected by unanimous vote during ABFA’s March Board meeting held in Washington, DC.