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 announced new corporate and board members.

As part of the expansion, the Council announced a number of other membership moves. Two existing members – POET-DSM and Cellerate (a cellulosic biofuel joint venture between Quad County Corn Processors and Syngenta) – will take seats on the Board of Directors. New member company Aemetis will also join the Board.  Sweetwater Energy will join ABBC as a corporate member.

As membership grows, the group expects to be pushing an agenda focused on defending and enabling the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), building political support for comprehensive tax reform and expanding market access for advanced biofuels.

“The Council is already taking a collaborative approach to problem solving and advancing policy positions to accelerate the commercial deployment of many different types of advanced biofuels,” said Adam Monroe, President of the Americas for Novozymes and ABBC Chairman, “so this is really about accurately reflecting the breadth of our membership and their advanced technologies, while continuing to put the industry in the best position to succeed.”

“If you look at the history of policymaking for renewable fuels, it is very clear that good things happen when we stick together and speak with one voice,” said Executive Director Brooke Coleman. “That’s what we are focused on at the Council, putting the advanced bio-refining industry in the best position to succeed.”

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