Tag: BIO

Section 9003’s Success Helps Insure More Capital for Biorefineries

Section 9003’s Success Helps Insure More Capital for Biorefineries

February 10, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization USDA’s Section 9003 Program created by the comprehensive Farm Bill has successfully helped fund construction of biofuel biorefineries over the past six years and it is now expanding to launch renewable chemical facilities as well. Like other USDA programs, this loan guarantee enables manufacturers to access […]

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Will EPA Undercut the RFS at the Start of the Paris Climate Change Conference?

Will EPA Undercut the RFS at the Start of the Paris Climate Change Conference?

November 22, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, Biotechnology Industry Organization, special to The Digest With his planned visit to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference in the coming weeks, President Obama seeks a leading role for the United States in addressing global climate change. Unfortunately, that leading role could be forfeited before the conference even gets under […]

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Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?

Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?

September 7, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to examine boosting gasoline octane ratings to achieve greater greenhouse gas emission control standards for passenger vehicles after 2025. Higher octane ratings would enable increased fuel efficiency in cars that have high-compression engines, giving American drivers better performance at the lowest […]

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BIO report says RFS has displaced 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil in its 10 years

BIO report says RFS has displaced 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil in its 10 years

August 24, 2015 |

In Washington, over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 million metric tons, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) finds in an analysis released Monday. The major findings of the […]

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A Reality Check For Setting Goals For Advanced Renewable Fuels Use And Advanced Renewable Fuels Plant Capacity 

A Reality Check For Setting Goals For Advanced Renewable Fuels Use And Advanced Renewable Fuels Plant Capacity 

August 13, 2015 |

By Tim Sklar, special to The Digest A series of articles that recently appeared in last month in Biofuels Digest addressing the continued struggle to increase renewable fuels plant capacity to support anticipated advanced renewable fuels requirements. Also appearing in The Digest in late July were excerpts from a speech given by a CEO of […]

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7 biofuels groups aim to extend “critical advanced biofuel tax incentives”

7 biofuels groups aim to extend “critical advanced biofuel tax incentives”

July 19, 2015 |

In Washington, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, the Biodiesel and Renewable […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy, a leadership conversation: Where do we go from here?

The Advanced Bioeconomy, a leadership conversation: Where do we go from here?

May 26, 2015 |

Anna Rath, CEO, NexSteppe; Jim Greenwood, CEO, BIO; and Dario Giordano, CEO, Beta Renewables step onto the stage at the World Bioenergy Leadership Forum in Seville to look at what’s next in feedstock, processing technology, policy and finance for the advanced bioeconomy. At the World Bioenergy Leadership Forum in Seville, in a conversation with noted […]

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Deadline looms for Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award applications

Deadline looms for Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award applications

May 23, 2015 |

In the EU, this is the last week for applications in the a Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award sponsored by Sofinnova Partners and supported by Sustainability Consult. The deadline for applications is 30 May and online voting for the best five companies will end on 5 July.  A jury of industry experts will select the winner […]

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Jennifer Holmgren to receive BIO’s 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award

Jennifer Holmgren to receive BIO’s 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award

May 10, 2015 |

In Canada, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. According to BIO, Dr. Holmgren’s work and commitment to the advancement of her field of industrial biotechnology embodies the spirit of Rosalind Franklin and […]

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Biofuels industry seeks Obama meeting to talk RFS

Biofuels industry seeks Obama meeting to talk RFS

May 5, 2015 |

In Washington, a consortium of companies and associations from Abengoa to BIO with POET and the RFA in between have written to President Obama requesting a meeting to discuss the EPA’s upcoming release of blending levels for 2014-2016. With the June 1 release coming up soon, the biofuels industry is pushing hard to ensure the […]

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