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Emitters Protection Agency or Environmental Protection Agency?

BIO: EPA’s proposed backslide on RFS will increase greenhouse gases By Brent Erickson Executive Vice President; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section The Biotechnology Industry Organization I cannot remember an EPA rule that would actually cause environmental backsliding, but the recent proposed rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will if it is not changed. […]

April 6, 2014 More

BIO urges EPA to speed up renewable fuel pathways process

In Washington, in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement it will halt new petitions for renewable fuel pathways for approximately six months, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) urged the agency to speed up rather than slow down the Petition Process for New Renewable Fuel Pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA first […]

April 2, 2014 More

Ellen Kullman named for BIO’s innovation in industrial biotechnology award

In Washington, BIO has named DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman as the winner of the 2014 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. “Ellen is always looking for opportunities to apply today’s breaking science to major global challenges where biotechnology can deliver new gains,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s […]

March 16, 2014 More

A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels

By Brent Erickson EVP; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, The Biotechnology Industry Organization Advanced biofuels companies are in the process of constructing first of a kind cellulosic biofuel facilities this year. Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year extension of the advanced biofuel tax credit, which was first adopted […]

March 16, 2014 More

EPA’s Christmas Gift to the Oil Refiners

“Now is the time for all biofuels stakeholders to speak up loudly and factually,” says BIO’s Brent Erickson, to reverse a mistake of “epic proportions”. By Brent Erickson, Executive VP and head of Industrial & Environmental section, BIO The Obama administration appears ready to give the oil refining industry the perfect gift this Christmas. If […]

December 29, 2013 More

The Bio-Buzz: Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim

As the industrial biotechnology industry descends on the city where it can be safely said to have a home-court advantage, here’s what’s got people buzzing at BIO’s Pac Rim annual Summit. In California, 400 industry leaders, a record for this event, are gathered in San Diego this week for BIO’s Pac Rim Summit, which has […]

December 10, 2013 More

Obama Messes with the RFS

Obama, in trouble on healthcare, sounds the retreat on renewable fuels; industry groups aghast as EPA targets next-generation, non-food biofuels for biggest cuts; slashes corn ethanol also. Major push-back expected following “complete capitulation to Big Oil”. What are the political, economic drivers? What’s the impact, and how will industry respond? In Washington, the EPA released […]

November 17, 2013 More

BIO commends the Equity Capital Formation Task Force

In Washington, BIO applauded members of the Equity Capital Formation Task Force for their report designed to stimulate investment and growth in small public companies. The Task Force was formed by professionals from across America’s start-up and small-cap company ecosystem in order to examine the challenges that growing issuers face on the market. “From the […]

November 17, 2013 More

Biofuels groups intervene to support EPA’s final rule for 2013 RFS

In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to intervene in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) 2013 final rule, which is currently being challenged by Monroe Energy, […]

November 5, 2013 More

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part V of 5

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends — today, a focus on politics, government, financing and deployment. In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year — and industry leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference — in Washington DC […]

October 30, 2013 More