Tag: ABO

A bridge from city to country made of algae: An Algae Biomass Summit preview

A bridge from city to country made of algae: An Algae Biomass Summit preview

October 23, 2016 |

In Arizona this week, the Algae Biomass Summit kicks off — the industry’s largest and most glamorous get-together — and it affords us all an opportunity to measure algae’s progress and prospects. It was almost nine years ago that the Algae Biomass Organization debuted at high tide for biofuels, hailed as a wonder crop by […]

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Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

November 22, 2015 |

By Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization, special to The Digest The 2015 conference season is coming to a close and a common theme seems to be that the state of the bioeconomy is one of transition. Speaking for the hundreds of innovating companies in the algae industry: We wouldn’t have it any other […]

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Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

July 29, 2015 |

In Washington, The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, hailed language included in the energy reform package released last Wednesday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy program. The Energy Policy Modernization Act […]

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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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Algae: price competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, survey finds

Algae: price competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, survey finds

March 13, 2015 |

The Algae Biomass Organization’s 2015 Industry Survey was conducted in January and February, 2015 through an electronic questionnaire sent via email to ABO’s 7,000+ contact list. The survey asked for opinion and projections on the industry’s growth, barriers to advancement, and policy priorities through 2020. According to ABO, there are three key takeaways from the […]

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ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

December 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements held a hearing last week on the “EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard program.” Growth Energy, and BIO have released the following statements regarding EPA’s delays in administering the RFS. Additionally, the Algae Biomass Organization submitted comments to […]

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Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

November 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization is reporting favorably on the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office’s report that the agency’s program to finance new energy technologies is expected to take in some $5 billion in interest payments-far exceeding many expectations and throwing cold water on claims that the program was a failure. The financial […]

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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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Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director, dies at 56

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director, dies at 56

November 4, 2014 |

Mary Gibson Rosenthal, who served as the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director and led its initial battles for algae parity on Capitol Hill, died of cancer on Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. She was 56. Her death was announced last night by the ABO, which she joined in June 2009 and led until January 2014, when […]

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Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

September 30, 2014 |

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need EPA and those involved in the power generation industry to recognize that algae and other […]

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