Tag: BIO

Landmark report from BIO charts $770B renewable chemicals and materials market by 2020

Landmark report from BIO charts $770B renewable chemicals and materials market by 2020

September 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. Explosive growth in renewable chemicals BIO reports that “McKinsey & Co. […]

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The Companies of the Biobased Economy: The Multi-Slide Guide

The Companies of the Biobased Economy: The Multi-Slide Guide

September 7, 2016 |

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released its new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry — including numerous company profiles Digested here. The complete report can be found here.

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August Is the Time to Reach Out and Meet Your Member of Congress

August Is the Time to Reach Out and Meet Your Member of Congress

August 7, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Innovation Organization; head, Industrial & Environmental Section Special to The Digest Members of Congress just returned to their home states and districts for the August recess to meet with constituents and campaign for the upcoming elections. You can be sure the oil producers will be seeking meetings with […]

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BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

June 22, 2016 |

In Washington, EPA’s new methodology for setting annual Renewable Fuel Standards continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) finds in a new analysis released Wednesday. Investment patterns clearly demonstrate that EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment. Brent […]

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EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

May 22, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest In setting the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited “practical and legal constraints” on the oil industry’s ability to meet the volumes established by Congress. The agency’s methodology in that rule – which it has now proposed […]

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BIO World Congress awards go to Venter, Rath, and Kishore

BIO World Congress awards go to Venter, Rath, and Kishore

April 25, 2016 |

In California, Dr. J. Craig Venter has been announced as the next recipient of the 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology; Anna Rath, President and CEO or NexSteppe, as recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award honoring an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology; Dr. Ganesh Kishore, CEO, […]

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What’s the Buzz? Heard on the floor at the BIO World Congress

What’s the Buzz? Heard on the floor at the BIO World Congress

April 20, 2016 |

Overall, the BIO mood differed by BIO sector. For foods and proteins, it feels like boom times as companies are raising substantial amounts of money and we see companies like Calysta moving ahead fast with its protein product, FeedKind — while TerraVia (the former Solazyme) has brought in a whole group of name-brand food investors […]

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Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy

Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy

April 5, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Special to The Digest Congress has made it a priority to try and return the annual appropriations process to regular order, following multiple years of passing late omnibus funding bills. Omnibus funding bills rob many successful programs of the individual evaluation they merit; the Farm Bill Energy […]

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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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