Tag: AEC

Advanced Ethanol Council changes name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, expands membership

Advanced Ethanol Council changes name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, expands membership

July 19, 2015 |

In Washington, Advanced Ethanol Council, founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers and technology providers, is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. The new group, called the Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC), which now jumps to the head of any alphabetically-arranged collection of renewable fuel associations, also […]

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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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QCCP and Syngenta join the Advanced Ethanol Council

QCCP and Syngenta join the Advanced Ethanol Council

January 19, 2015 |

In Washington, Quad County Corn Processors and Syngenta have joined the Advanced Ethanol Council. The two companies are currently engaged in a joint venture to develop, license and deploy Cellerate — a “bolt on” cellulosic ethanol process technology easily integrated into existing corn ethanol production processes. The integration of this technology into QCCP’s 35 million […]

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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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Obama: (Un)intentionally Reengineering the RFS for Big Oil?

Obama: (Un)intentionally Reengineering the RFS for Big Oil?

October 28, 2014 |

By Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council As the renewable fuels industry awaits U.S. EPA’s final decision on the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO), it is extraordinary to think that President Obama still appears committed to adopting a methodological change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pioneered by the biofuel industry’s most ardent foes. […]

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AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

September 22, 2014 |

In Washington, the Advanced Ethanol Council and BIO are running a full-page ad in the New York Times aimed at the White House. The ad asserts that if the administration accepts the EPA’s proposal to alter the RFS, President Obama will have “ inadvertently done more to damage [his] climate legacy than [his] worst enemies.” Running […]

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AEC, BIO, and 33 member companies send letter to Obama on 2014 RVO rule

AEC, BIO, and 33 member companies send letter to Obama on 2014 RVO rule

May 19, 2014 |

In Washington, 33 advanced biofuels companies sent a letter to President Obama to express the industry’s concern about the proposed RVO rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard. Coordinated by the Advanced Ethanol Council and the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the letter asserts that “Given that more than 90 percent of future blending obligations under the […]

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POET-DSM joins Advanced Ethanol Council

POET-DSM joins Advanced Ethanol Council

March 16, 2014 |

In Washington, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels has joined the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). “As a key player in the industry that has the proven know-how to scale up its advanced technology to commercial scale, POET-DSM is a strong, strategic addition to the Council’s ranks as cellulosic ethanol moves from the development stage to full-scale commercial production […]

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Novozymes joins Advanced Ethanol Council

Novozymes joins Advanced Ethanol Council

March 3, 2014 |

In Washington, Novozymes has joined the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). The Danish company operates the largest enzyme plant dedicated to biofuel production in the United States in Blair, Nebraska. The $200 million plant specializes in making world-leading enzymes, a key technology component for both the conventional and advanced biofuel markets. “Novozymes and the Advanced Ethanol […]

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