Advanced Biofuels Canada adds heavy hitters to membership
Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has recently added seven new companies to its membership. ABFC’s members—composed of producers, project developers, service providers, global distributors, and trading firms—work with the association to promote the role of energy-dense sustainable advanced biofuels in a net-zero future.
“As Canada’s national industry association, we can clearly see our members’ significant impact on Northern American and global markets,” said Ian Thomson, president of ABFC. “They supply a range of low-carbon products, provide technical expertise, and by making low carbon fuels widely available, play a key role in decarbonizing the energy and transportation sectors. Provincial and federal governments understand the range of environmental and economic benefits of nonfossil clean fuels. Advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels are readily incorporated into existing vehicles and fuel infrastructure and are indispensable for the task of decarbonizing sectors with limited low-carbon fuel options.”
ABFC will be working to support the development objectives of these new members.
Arbios is a joint venture between technology pioneers Licella and Canfor. Arbios uses Licella’s patented Cat-HTR™ platform to convert end-of-life wood and biomass into a sustainable bio-oil from which low-carbon transportation fuels and chemicals can be produced.
BP is ABFC’s first refiner member. It is an integrated energy company, a leading marketer of sustainable aviation fuel globally and one of the largest suppliers of renewable natural gas to the U.S. transportation sector, through its joint ventures with Clean Energy Fuels and Aria Energy. BP’s ambition is to become a net-zero company by 2050 or sooner.
Braya Renewable Fuels owns the refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, Canada, which will produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. Braya is currently transforming the strategically located refinery and will produce more than 14,0000 barrels per day.
Eco-Energy is an international biofuel marketing and logistics company with plant partnerships in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to physical distribution of biofuels, Eco offers carbon solutions in solar, renewable feedstocks, and credit markets.
Gevo is a producer of energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons and renewable chemicals with a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Using patented technology and sustainable feedstocks, Gevo produces drop-in transportation fuels such as renewable gasoline and sustainable aviation fuel that, when burned, can yield net-zero greenhouse gas emissions when measured across the full life cycle of the products.
Louis Dreyfus Co. is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods (including fuels such as biodiesel), leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to serve customers and consumers around the world. The company is active in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people.
StoneX, formerly known as INTL FCStone, is an institutional-grade financial services network that connects companies, organizations, traders, and investors to the global markets’ ecosystem through a unique blend of digital platforms, end-to-end clearing and execution services, high-touch service, and expertise.
The addition of BP to ABFC’s membership follows the association’s work to support refiners that are moving to incorporate low-carbon renewable content in their supply chains. “We’ve seen a tangible reorientation in the refining sector as it pivots to use its deep expertise and resources to decarbonize liquid fuels,” said Thomson. “Our members are critical suppliers to the refined petroleum products sector, relative to their scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions reductions, and we anticipate increased collaboration with refiners and fuel suppliers that are deploying strategies to reach net-zero emissions. Alongside our full support for a GHG net-zero emission sector that drives rapid adoption of electrification, hydrogen, etc., we are working to ensure that the internal combustion engines in the market in the decades ahead are fueled by net-zero clean fuels. To hit our 2030 and 2050 goals, we must work on both paths. Canada has huge economic upside from new investments in clean fuels, as our recent capital projects survey revealed.” Advanced Biofuels Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Its members are global leaders in commercial production of advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels, with more than 15 billion liters (4 billion gallons) of installed annual capacity worldwide. Our members include Canada’s leading advanced biofuels producers and technology innovators and are actively developing new clean liquid fuels production and distribution assets and operations in Canada.