Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, military flexibility, economic development and climate change mitigation/pollution control solution. Our key tool for accomplishing this is our web site, www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org, a resource for everyone from opinion-leaders, decision-makers and legislators to industry professionals, investors, feedstock growers and researchers; as well as journalists, teachers and students. Technology neutral and feedstock and product agnostic, Advanced Biofuels USA’s work is respected around the world.
In addition, we prepare technology assessments, present briefing documents to Congressional staff, participate in international conferences on renewable fuels, provide both background and attributed interviews for a wide range of journalists and broadcast reporters, consult with international conference organizers, conduct presentations and lectures for civic and school groups, and provide general assistance to those interested in any facet of the world of advanced biofuels.
For more information, visit www.advancedbiofuelsusa.org/.
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is the grassroots voice of the U.S. ethanol industry, a national advocacy association for the ethanol industry with nearly 1,500 members nationwide, including farmers, ethanol producers, commodity organizations, businesses supplying goods and services to the ethanol industry, rural electric cooperatives, and individuals supportive of increased production and use of ethanol.
For more information, visit www.ethanol.org.
THE CLEAN FUELS DEVELOPMENT COALITION (CFDC) is a non-profit organization that actively supports the increased production and use of fuels that can improve air quality, reduce oil imports, and provide economic benefits to the U.S. Through four administrations and eight different Congressional delegations, CFDC has been building bi-partisan support in industry and government to foster a healthy national energy policy. CFDC works with all interested parties to support clean fuel regulations and new technologies that will help our country meet the ever changing and complex demands of our society. Our goal is to drive the demand for clean low-carbon fuels, like ethanol, through a combination of efforts that include collaborating with industry, educating and communicating with the media and other strategic influencers, and supporting new legislative initiatives that will help us achieve our mission.
For more information, visit www.cleanfuelsdc.org/.
The Clean Fuels Foundation, in cooperation with USDA, EPA, DOE/Clean Cities coordinators and over 30 other supporting groups are bringing together a wide range of government, industry, and public interest groups to locate and educate the nation’s 10 million FFV owners and motivate them to use higher than 10% blends of ethanol. The FFV Awareness Campaign will drive existing FFV owners to seek FlexFuel refueling stations that offer higher than 10% ethanol blends and encourage millions of new car buyers to consider one of the 68 new FFV models as their next vehicle purchase. This in turn will lead to new refueling stations with Flexfuel pumps providing a range of consumer choices.
For more information, visit www.ffv-awareness.org.
NACS was founded August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. It is an international trade association representing more than 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier company members. NACS member companies do business in nearly 50 countries worldwide, with the majority of members based in the United States. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 146,000 stores across the country, posted $575 billion in total sales in 2010, of which $385 billion were motor fuels sales.
NACS serves the convenience and petroleum retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members' businesses. In 2007, the association shortened its name to NACS and added a tagline that better defines its presence both internationally and at the retail fueling level: The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing. In 2010, this statement was further enhanced to The Association for Convenience and Fuels Retailing.
For more information, visit www.nacsonline.com/.
As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. RFA membership includes a broad cross-section of businesses, individuals and organizations dedicated to the expansion of the U.S. fuel ethanol industry.
For more information, visit www.ethanolrfa.org.