8 trade organizations form Biofuel Producers Coordinating Council
Eight biofuel industry organizations announced the formation of the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council 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 Algae 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 renewable fuel standard (RFS) sets a path for energy security, reduced reliance on foreign oil, and a cleaner, healthier environment by setting annual standards to increase production and use of biofuels in the U.S. The members of the council jointly pledged support for maintaining this policy and continuing to achieve its goals. Since adoption of the RFS, 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.