Algae Biomass Organization Welcomes Supreme Court Biofuels Decision

Allowing higher ethanol blends in gasoline a win for economy and environment 

MINNEAPOLIS—(June 24, 2013)—The decision by the Supreme Court to reject a challenge that would have blocked sales of E15 ethanol blends was welcomed today in a statement by Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry.

“Today’s decision is another step in our nation’s journey to a future of cleaner, renewable and more secure sources of fuel for our cars, trucks and planes,” said Rosenthal. “The decision affirms the hard work of innovative companies that are commercializing new feedstocks, such as algae, to be a source of sustainable ethanol and other biofuels. These are fuels that can be produced by Americans for Americans. From coal to petroleum to biofuels, America has a long tradition of adopting new and better energy sources, and today it’s great to know we are keeping the doors to innovation open.”

Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing our world today. Algae have the power to simultaneously put fuels in our vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans without significant impacts on valuable agricultural land or fresh water. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com.

About the Algae Biomass Organization
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algaebiomass.org.

Contact:
Nate Kommers, Scoville Public Relations for ABO

206-625-0075 x2, nate.kommers@scovillepr.com