ABO members are invited to participate in three new member advisory committees that will help set ABO priorities and policy action in the areas of sustainable aviation fuel, the sustainable and carbon neutral treatment of wastewater, the development of low carbon feed and food, and the use of algae in regenerative agriculture.
The new committees reflect the growing interest in ABO’s role as a cohesive voice for high profile advocacy for federal legislation and funding opportunities and market development for the algae and seaweed industries.
During the first three months of 2023 ABO has recruited over 10 new members presenting various algae sectors, including agriculture, academia, wastewater treatment, sustainability and carbon consulting, regenerative agriculture, and food & feed. Our organization has renewed momentum as algae is at the forefront of the development of solutions for each of these markets.
The three new member Advisory Committees are:
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Advisory Committee – with the announcement of the SAF Grand Challenge and U.S. airlines’ commitment to sustainability by 2050 and related tax credits, there is great momentum for algae and seaweeds as a SAF feedstock. Members of this committee will help set ABO’s efforts to accelerate the opportunity for algae and seaweeds.
Water Treatment and Environmental Services Advisory Committee – there is a movement in the water and wastewater and related environmental services space to develop energy-efficient, sustainable and carbon-neutral treatment. Members of this committee will be asked to deepen our connections in water treatment networks, and develop ABO’s communications on the potential for algae in these markets.
Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Capture Advisory Committee – there is an increased focus in agriculture to improve soil health, reduce carbon emissions (from inputs) and improve overall carbon scoring and sustainability throughout the entire production chain. Members of this committee will shape ABO’s policy priorities in the Farm Bill and other legislation, as well as advocate for the implementation of algae & seaweed solutions in agriculture and carbon capture.
These committees will meet at least quarterly (virtually) to highlight ABO members’ current efforts, develop policy/strategy and direct ABO advocacy efforts.
If you and your member company or organization would like to participate in these advisory committees as both a member and or chairperson, please contact ABO’s Interim Executive Director Jon Kallen at firstname.lastname@example.org