The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has announced its newest member, Attis Industries Inc., a diversified innovation and technology holding company with a production asset in Fulton, N.Y., that produces corn-based ethanol.
The ABFA supports and advocates for public policies that are technology-neutral, use sustainable feedstocks and offer subsidy parity to ensure all viable advanced biofuels can compete with the benefit of a level playing field. The ABFA engages government at all levels to secure support for the biofuels industry, allowing its member companies to commercialize their technologies and bring products to market that are competitive and compatible with petroleum-based fuels and byproducts.
“While Attis is committed to operating and upgrading its recently acquired corn-ethanol plant in Fulton, N.Y., we are also looking ahead to our next steps in the renewable fuel space,” says Jeff Cosman, CEO of Attis. “We have a growing portfolio of second-generation biofuel technologies that benefit from nuanced policy support; the ABFA has proven to be an effective leader in this space, and Attis will benefit tremendously through active participation in this prestigious association.”
The association, which has approximately 30 member companies, says its most recent initiatives include filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) process for granting small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), encouraging the EPA to expand feedstock approvals under the RFS, and working with members of Congress to extend tax credits to biodiesel and second-generation fuel producers.