ABO Member Alert: Defense Production Act a Step Forward

Defense Production Act A Step Forward for
Entire Advanced Biofuels Industry

Dear ABO member,

This morning I had the privilege of representing ABO at the White House announcement of the advanced biofuel contract award winners under the Defense Production Act (DPA). Representatives from biofuel industry groups were in attendance alongside many military officials. We all agreed that this program is pivotal to diversifying sources of domestic fuel, which will enhance our national security by reducing the risks associated with fossil crude oil dependency.

As you know, ABO has supported the DPA Biofuels Production Project by weighing in with legislators and the administration when the program has come under attack, particularly during the annual debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. I am proud of our efforts and confident that this announcement is an important step forward for the entire advanced biofuel industry.

The DPA Biofuels Production Project will support planning and construction of biorefineries for advanced drop-in liquid transportation biofuel. You can read more about the announcement in today’s Biofuels Digest,

And for more general information on the DPA Biofuels Production Project please see this link.


Matt Carr
Executive Director
Algae Biomass Organization
Phone: (877)531-5512

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