Tag: BIO

The Biobased Economy after Trump: the States May Lead the Way

The Biobased Economy after Trump: the States May Lead the Way

November 27, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, executive vice president, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest Donald Trump’s election victory has Washington insiders closely watching the incoming administration’s cabinet selections and personnel appointments for clues to the direction that federal policy will take. And there will be more tea-leaf reading down the road as Democrats and Republicans in […]

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BIO sends letter to Congress calling on extension of biofuel tax credits

BIO sends letter to Congress calling on extension of biofuel tax credits

October 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairs calling for the extension of renewable energy tax credits slated to expire at the end of 2016. In its letter, BIO urges Congress to advance a multi-year extension of […]

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BIO white paper looks at myth of high RIN prices

BIO white paper looks at myth of high RIN prices

October 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the new white paper, “The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall,” analyzing data recently released by EPA on compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard between 2010 and 2013 (the latest year for which compliance is complete). The newly available data challenge the […]

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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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