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WASHINGTON, DC – Michael McAdams, President of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s newly released modifications of the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) model.

“The Advanced Biofuels Association applauds the Treasury Department and IRS for their decision to offer increased modeling flexibility for measuring the carbon intensity of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This move will facilitate greater production of SAF and pave the way for its widespread adoption. We look forward to continued and unequivocal support from the federal government for sustainable, low-carbon aviation fuels.

“The Biden administration set the ambitious goal of supplying at least 3 billion gallons of SAF per year by 2030 and the aviation industry intends to reach net zero emissions by 2050. To help meet these goals ABFA has long fought to extend advanced biofuels credits and to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard. These deadlines are fast approaching, and ABFA’s members stand ready to meet this challenge with the support of effective federal policy. The flexible modeling approach provided in today’s 40B rule greatly increases the likelihood of meeting these targets.

“Later this year, the administration will have another opportunity to further boost advanced biofuel production when it establishes the model for qualifying fuels under the Clean Fuel Production Credit, or 45Z. We hope that regulators will craft this rule transparently and in consultation with industry partners to achieve emissions reduction goals alongside economic outcomes.

“Our members are eager to supply the world with sustainable low-carbon fuels, but their full production potential cannot be met without government cooperation. We are grateful to the Treasury Department, IRS, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, and Environmental Protection Agency for their thoughtful update to the GREET model. With continued collaboration we can meaningfully reduce emissions and meet our target goals. As we look to the future, we will continue to engage with the USDA and provide data and information to help inform future policies, especially surrounding climate smart agriculture and the role it plays in the advanced biofuels sector.”


About the Advanced Biofuels Association

Founded in 2007, ABFA represents more than 40 companies from the U.S. and around the world who are stakeholders in the biofuels industry. ABFA represents all sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) currently in production in the United States, adding to our membership’s worldwide annual production exceeding five billion gallons of renewable diesel, biodiesel, renewable gasoline, and renewable heating oil.