Helping Washington Understand Biofuel

still from Advanced Biofuels Association's video Biofuel STAT
Biofuel STAT aims to educated government and industry about America’s domestic biofuels industry.
Advanced Biofuels Association

One of the greatest hurdles facing the biofuel industry is not technical but political. It’s convincing the policymakers and legislators in government that biofuel can strengthen both the economy and the country. In the United States, the Advanced Biofuels Association hopes to overcome this hurdle through a new online video series — Biofuel STAT — that gives viewers, including government representatives, a unique perspective on the state of America’s domestic biofuels industry from its challenges, to its success and its future.

The first episode of Biofuel STAT features Wayne Simmons, chief executive officer of Sundrop Fuels, and is available at the Advanced Biofuels Association web site.

“It doesn’t get more real than this,” said ABFA’s President Michael McAdams at today’s launch in Washington. “Lawmakers and opinion leaders in Washington now have access to first-hand accounts from the C-Suite of the nation’s top advanced biofuels companies as their top executives answer the same, industry probing, three questions with real world answers that could help fuel America’s next revolution in renewable energy.”

Each episode of Biofuel STAT will feature the CEO, or other executive, of each member company of the ABFA answering the following questions:

1 – What is the biggest challenge to growing your business?

2 – What is the next “aha moment” for America’s biofuels industry?

3 – What does the biofuels industry look like 5 years from now?

McAdams added, “Each episode will help Washington better understand that now, is not a time to shy away and remove the public policy instruments that can help drive our nation to the day that Americans pull up to their neighborhood gas stations and fill up with advanced or cellulosic replacement fuels. We’re already starting to see advanced biofuels delivering on its promise of creating new jobs, and providing economic and energy security for our nation.”

ABFA: The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) is a national organization representing the new generation of advanced and renewable technologies that will help drive America’s new economy by creating jobs, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels while fueling a sustainable future for the world. The ABFA has quickly become a leading voice for America’s domestic biofuels industry since it was established in 2009.

Based in Washington, D.C., the ABFA engages the federal government at all levels to secure a level playing field for its 40 member companies by encouraging public policies that are consistent, technology neutral, utilize sustainable feedstocks and offer subsidy parity.

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