Does Washington Really Know Biofuels?

Jan 17, 2012, 13:07 ET from Advanced Biofuels Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Barack Obama prepares his annual State of the Union Address and Congress returns to work on Capitol Hill, many in America's renewable energy industry are asking themselves, does Washington really know biofuels?

In its second episode released today, Biofuel STAT, continues to give Washington an exclusive peek into the C-Suite of the nation's top advanced biofuels companies.  The newest episode features Lee Edwards, chief executive officer of Virent, Inc., detailing the next "ah-ha moments" for America's domestic biofuels industry as well as its challenges. 

The new episode can be accessed at .

Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association – ABFA, noted, "Lawmakers and opinion leaders in Washington now have laptop access to real world answers that could help fuel America's next revolution in renewable energy."

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." 

Episodes of Biofuel STAT 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?

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.


SOURCE Advanced Biofuels Association