Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Small Business Innovators: On the Cutting Edge of Energy Solutions
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing titled Small Business Innovators: On the Cutting Edge of Energy Solutions. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine innovative ways small businesses contribute to energy production. Specifically, the Subcommittee focused on advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol, and new innovative technologies small companies have developed to produce energy from previously unused materials. The Subcommittee also looked at the role of research and development in spurring innovative technology within the advanced biofuels field.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Ralph Tommaso, CEO, Head of Business Development, Greenworks Holdings, Bethlehem, PA
  • Jerry Taylor, President & CEO, MFA Oil Company, Columbia, MO
  • Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association, Washington, DC
  • Matthew Hughes, Director of Business Development - ETC (Environmental Tank & Container), JWF Industries, Johnstown, PA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Hearing Video
  • Press Release