Tag: BIO

The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold

The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold

November 23, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section EPA’s November surprise is as big a shock to the system as this year’s early arrival of cold weather. The decision not to finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) merely compounds the damage done to the advanced biofuel industry by […]

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Bioeconomy policy for 2015: US elections, what happened, what now.

Bioeconomy policy for 2015: US elections, what happened, what now.

November 11, 2014 |

To open ABLC Next, what we like to call the “heads of the 7 families” — or in this case, the heads of seven key trade associations for the advanced bioeconomy, joined us on stage as we looked at the impact of the recent US midterm elections — and the policy outlook in 2015 and […]

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Dr. Debbie Yaver of Novozymes named winner of BIO’s first Rosalind Franklin Award

Dr. Debbie Yaver of Novozymes named winner of BIO’s first Rosalind Franklin Award

November 10, 2014 |

In Washington, BIO has announced Dr. Debbie Yaver, Director of Expression Technology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics at Novozymes, as the recipient of the first annual Rosalind Franklin Award for leadership in industrial biotechnology. The Rosalind Franklin Award is a newly established annual award to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. […]

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Robust Economic Opportunities in the U.S. Biobased Economy

Robust Economic Opportunities in the U.S. Biobased Economy

October 21, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, EVP, The Biotechnology Industry Organization Head, Industrial & Environmental section A report released a couple of weeks ago by the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, “Why Biobased?,” provides a very positive overview of economic opportunities in the emerging biobased economy. Those opportunities include a revival of U.S. manufacturing and new job creation, economic growth […]

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BIO launches Rosalind Franklin Award to recognize women in industrial biotechnology

BIO launches Rosalind Franklin Award to recognize women in industrial biotechnology

September 28, 2014 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), announced the creation of the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology to be presented at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego, California. The Award will honor the unique achievements of Rosalind Franklin, her contributions to the field of […]

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AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

September 22, 2014 |

In Washington, the Advanced Ethanol Council and BIO are running a full-page ad in the New York Times aimed at the White House. The ad asserts that if the administration accepts the EPA’s proposal to alter the RFS, President Obama will have “ inadvertently done more to damage [his] climate legacy than [his] worst enemies.” Running […]

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4 Minutes With…Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

4 Minutes With…Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

August 28, 2014 |

Best known as the czar of all things industrial biotech at BIO — less known as a former aide to Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, and as a distinguished artist. Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology […]

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Why Opposing the RFS Is Bad for Our National Security and Our Economy

Why Opposing the RFS Is Bad for Our National Security and Our Economy

July 3, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson Executive Vice President and Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, The Biotechnology Industry Organization Big oil companies and refiners continue the drumbeat against the RFS, even in the face of more Middle East military conflict, political instability and higher gas prices that are a result of the turmoil overseas. Amidst heavy lobbying efforts […]

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The New Hillary, the new biotechnology, and the new world order

The New Hillary, the new biotechnology, and the new world order

June 26, 2014 |

Hillary Clinton stops by the BIO International Convention to reflect on world leaders, pressing issues and not a little on climate change and the role of biotechnology. If you are a fan of the New Testament’s Book of James, you’ll remember the admonition that “faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead,” […]

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Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

June 23, 2014 |

In California, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment Dennis McGinn will deliver the keynote address at BIO’s International Convention’s Biofuels and Renewable Chemical Forum in San Diego this week. After the address, titled “National Security: Why We Need Industrial Biotechnology,” Mr. McGinn will hold a media availability to discuss the Navy’s […]

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