US-based ethanol producer Attis Industries is the latest company to join the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA).
The association supports and advocates for public policies that are technology neutral, use sustainable feedstocks and offer subsidy parity to ensure viable advanced biofuels can compete on a level playing field.
It also engages with government to secure support for the advanced biofuels industry, enabling member companies to commercialise technologies and bring products to market that are competitive with petroleum-based fuels and by-products.
“While Attis is committed to operating and upgrading its recently acquired corn-ethanol plant in Fulton, New York, we are also looking ahead to our next steps in the renewable fuel space,” said Jeff Cosman, CEO of Attis. “We have a growing portfolio of second-generation biofuel technologies that benefit from nuanced policy support; the ABFA has proven to be an effective leader in this space and Attis will benefit tremendously through active participation in this prestigious association.”
ABFA recently filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals to challenge the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) process for granting small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
It has also encouraged the EPA to expand feedstock approvals under the RFS and has been working with members of Congress to extend tax credits to biodiesel and second-generation producers.
“In joining the ABFA, we are joining the ranks of advanced biofuel companies in all stages of maturation that we can not only learn from but grow with,” added Cosman. “Michael McAdams, president of ABFA, has assembled a fantastic organization and presented himself as a reputable and determined advocate for the industry. We are committed to supporting the ABFA through our membership, outreach, and successful deployment of next-generation advanced biofuels at our Attis biorefineries.”