Trade Organizations Form Biofuel Producers Coordinating Council

Council aims to advocate for domestic biofuel production.

August 16, 2012
REW Staff

Eight biofuel industry organizations have announced the formation of the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council. The goal of the council is to jointly advocate for national policy for increased energy security through domestic biofuel production.

The new council will include Michael McAdams from the Advanced Biofuels Association; Brooke Coleman from the Advanced Ethanol Council; Mary Rosenthal from the Algal Biomass Organization; Brian Jennings from the American Coalition for Ethanol; Brent Erickson from the Biotechnology Industry Organization; Tom Buis from Growth Energy; Anne Steckel from the National Biodiesel Board; and Bob Dinneen from the Renewable Fuels Association.

The members of the council have jointly pledged support for maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and continuing to achieve its goals. RFS sets a path for energy security, reduced reliance on foreign oil and a cleaner and healthier environment by setting annual standards to increase production and use of biofuels in the United States.

Since adoption of the Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. production of biofuels has tripled and reliance on foreign oil has been cut by nearly one-third. The RFS is producing demonstrable results for U.S. energy security.