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ABFA Calls on EPA to Recognize Advance Biofuels in RVO Proposal (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Advanced Biofuels Association,Renewable Fuel Standard
Date: 2022-02-23
The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the leading voice of energy innovators working to decarbonize transportation fuel, released comments calling on the U.S. EPA to restore regulatory certainty in their proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. ABFA's comments support a higher standard for the advanced (D5) pool than proposed by EPA, referencing data on available feedstocks and production capacity to support up to 7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs).

ABFA, whose membership alone will account for 5 billion gallons of renewable diesel production to be online by the end of 2024, is calling on EPA to recognize its responsibility to encourage the production of advanced low-carbon biofuels. EPA previously proposed that the total advanced biofuel pool be set at 5.77 billion RINs.

Download ABFA comments HERE (Source: Advanced Biofuels Assoc., 21 Feb., 2022) Contact: ABFA,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association,  Renewable Fuel Standard,  

ABFA Principles for Low Carbon Fuel Policy (Ind. Report Attached)
Advanced Biofuels Association
Date: 2021-12-05
On Dec. 2, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) released a set of principles to inform low carbon fuels policy, approved by the association’s diverse membership.

This document is the culmination of a year-long effort to find consensus amongst ABFA’s members on concepts policymakers may consider as the U.S. moves toward a lower-carbon economy and works to reduce carbon emissions from the liquid transportation fuel sector to mitigate the effects of climate change. As the cover letter to this document notes, this set of principles is particularly notable as it is endorsed by some of the largest petroleum refining companies in the world, as well as some of the largest advanced biofuels producers in the United States and abroad.

Download the ABFA Principles for Low Carbon Fuel Policy HERE . (Source: ABFA, Dec., 2021) Contact: ABFA, Michael McAdams, Pres., 202.390.8996 , Fax 202.955.5564,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association news,  Biofuel news,  Climate Change news,  Low-Carbon Fuel news,  

ABA's EPA Biofuel Waivers Lawsuit Dismissed (Reg. & Leg.)
Advanced Biofuels Association
Date: 2019-11-15
Following up on our 26th April coverage, the Washington, D.C., District Court of Appeals has dismissed the Advance Biofuels Association's (ABA) lawsuit challenging the EPA's use of small refinery exemptions on the grounds that the ABA failed to "identify a final agency action."

In its suit, the ABA claimed the EPA was exceeding its authority when it granted a larger number of waivers under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to small oil refineries. The court did, however, note "the EPA's briefing and oral argument paint a troubling picture of intentionally shrouded and hidden agency law that could have left those troubled by the agency's actions without a viable avenue for judicial review."

Since 2016, the EPA has granted a total of 85 waivers accounting for 4.04 billion gallons of biofuels that were not blended into the nation's fuel supply.

As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. (Source: Various Media, NAFB News Service, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Association,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association,  EPA RFS,  RFS Waiver ,  

Attis Industries Joins the Advanced Biofuels Assoc. (Ind. Report)
Attis Industries, Advanced Biofuels Association
Date: 2019-07-10
Milton, Georgia-headquartered Attis Industries Inc., a diversified innovation and technology holding company with a corn ethanol production asset in Fulton, NY, reports it joined the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA).

The ABFA supports and advocates for public policies that are technology neutral, utilize sustainable feedstocks, and offer subsidy parity to ensure all viable advanced biofuels can compete with the benefit of a level playing field. The ABFA engages government at all levels to secure support for the advanced biofuels industry, allowing its member companies to commercialize their technologies and bring products to market that are competitive and compatible with petroleum-based fuels and byproducts. (Source: Attis Industries, PR, Globe Newswire, 10 July, 2019) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Association

More Low-Carbon Energy News Attis Industries news,  Ethanol news,  Advanced Biofuels Association news,  

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