Advanced biofuels organization formed

By Jessica Ebert | April 08, 2008
Web exclusive posted April 21, 2008 at 11:54 a.m. CST

A Maryland-based nonprofit has been established to promote the interests of the advanced biofuels industry. The organization, Advanced Biofuels USA, which has a pending application for IRS 501(c)5 agricultural organization status, plans to give individuals, farm co-ops, start-up companies and large producers the opportunity to work together to advance common objectives.

"The goal of Advanced Biofuels USA is to show the American people and their elected representatives that U.S. farmers and researchers together can produce sustainable and economical biofuels that will directly replace all types of transportation fuels including gasoline and jet fuel," said founder Joanne Ivancic. "We aim to focus on advanced biofuels made from sustainable non-food feedstocks."

Bob Kozak, president of Atlantic Biomass Conversions and a founding member of the organization, said he hopes other companies on the cutting-edge of technology will come on board. "All of us working in the trenches know we need help telling our story in Washington but we don't have the time or money to do it right," he said. "I think Advanced Biofuels USA will be a great ‘force-multiplier' for us all."

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