Working to achieve that future, Advanced Biofuels USA will help individuals, researchers, farm coops, start-up companies, producers and others involved in the wide variety of work necessary to create advanced biofuels work together to advance their common goals.
“One goal of Advanced Biofuels USA,” said founder Joanne Ivancic, “is to help decision-makers and opinion leaders understand how farmers, growers, researchers and industry can produce sustainable and economical biofuels that will directly replace all types of transportation fuels including gasoline and jetfuel, and thus will provide for energy security, military strategic flexibility, climate change mitigation and rural economic development.”
“With the 2007 Energy Bill calling for a minimum of 22 Billion gallons of Advanced Biofuels by 2022, the time has come for the development of an economically and environmentally sustainable advanced biofuels industry,” continued Joanne. “We have a long way to go. Farmers will have to adopt new energy crops, new conversion processes have to be perfected, and existing agricultural processing plants and ethanol refineries will have to be updated. With exciting research already started, I believe this can happen.”
Action on energy initiatives will be hot and heavy over the coming years. This is the time to lay the ground work. “We want to make sure decision-makers and the public hear the stories of farmers, foresters, processors, and researchers involved with advanced biofuels,” she continued, “Development of advanced biofuels is not only essential to meeting the challenges of the 21st Century, it is critical to rebuilding the US economy.”
Advanced Biofuels USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to promote public understanding, acceptance, and use of advanced biofuels; to promote research, development and improvement of advanced biofuels technologies, production, marketing and delivery; and to promote the sustainable development, cultivation and processing of advanced biofuels crops, and agricultural and forestry residues and wastes.