Tag: ABFA

Advanced biofuels industry asks EPA to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to advanced biofuel production

Advanced biofuels industry asks EPA to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to advanced biofuel production

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, member companies and organizations from the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Coalition to Address Removal of Regulatory Impediments (CARRI), and others with interest in deploying sustainable fuels sent a letter to Assistant EPA Administrator Bill Wehrum to urge the Agency to finalize provisions in the proposed Regulatory Enhancement Growth Support (REGS) rule to […]

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Advanced Biofuels Association seeks preliminary injunction against EPA over SREs

Advanced Biofuels Association seeks preliminary injunction against EPA over SREs

April 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) filed a motion on Wednesday for a preliminary injunction to prevent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler from granting any additional small refinery exemptions (SREs) to release obligated parties from compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until the resolution of its pending lawsuit against EPA. […]

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Advanced Biofuels Association heads unusual team against biodiesel producers tax credit

Advanced Biofuels Association heads unusual team against biodiesel producers tax credit

April 14, 2016 |

In Washington, the Advanced Biofuel Association has teamed with an unexpected group of lobbying partners in favor of keeping the biodiesel tax credit as a blenders credit. Partners include the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, SIGMA, NACS, and American Trucking Associations. The policy move would combat the move spearheaded […]

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ABFA, convenience stores oppose shifting blender’s tax credit to producers

ABFA, convenience stores oppose shifting blender’s tax credit to producers

November 22, 2015 |

In Washington, 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. ABFA President Michael McAdams said “At this time common sense dictates that Congress should not be looking to revise an effective, long-term policy with changes to the biodiesel […]

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7 biofuels groups aim to extend “critical advanced biofuel tax incentives”

7 biofuels groups aim to extend “critical advanced biofuel tax incentives”

July 19, 2015 |

In Washington, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, the Biodiesel and Renewable […]

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Why Going to Congress for RFS Reform Is a Really Bad Idea

Why Going to Congress for RFS Reform Is a Really Bad Idea

March 18, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson and Brooke Coleman Last week, ABFA made headlines by calling the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) an “obstacle” to the commercial deployment of advanced biofuels and publicly supporting opening up the program in Congress. While the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Advanced Ethanol Council certainly agree that the RFS is off track, […]

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Advanced Biofuels Association calls for RFS reform in landmark ABLC address

Advanced Biofuels Association calls for RFS reform in landmark ABLC address

March 11, 2015 |

From 2012’s “Don’t Mess with the RFS” to 2015’s “Fix the RFS Mess”. A commercial-scale development impasse over policy uncertainty prompts ABFA president Mike McAdams to call for RFS reform, at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference’s opening session. In Washington, speaking at ABLC 2015, Advanced Biofuels Association president Mike McAdams called for reform of the Renewable […]

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US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Senate passed the tax extenders bill, including the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, 76-16. The 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. These four advanced biofuels incentives include: (1) the Second Generation […]

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Bioeconomy policy for 2015: US elections, what happened, what now.

Bioeconomy policy for 2015: US elections, what happened, what now.

November 11, 2014 |

To open ABLC Next, what we like to call the “heads of the 7 families” — or in this case, the heads of seven key trade associations for the advanced bioeconomy, joined us on stage as we looked at the impact of the recent US midterm elections — and the policy outlook in 2015 and […]

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4 Minutes With…Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

4 Minutes With…Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

September 7, 2014 |

Mike McAdams is well and widely-known in the advanced bioeconomy for his work in bringing the Advanced Biofuels Association to life. Less known are his years as a policy advisor to Lord Browne, CEO of BP, back in the days when the slogan was “beyond petroleum”.  A passionate advocate on the Hill for advanced biotechnologies […]

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