Tag: BIO

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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It’s Time for EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

It’s Time for EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

May 4, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, Biotechnology Industry Organization, and Head, Industrial & Environmental Section EPA’s April announcement that it will re-propose the 2014 RFS volume obligations along with the 2015 and 2016 rules provides an opportunity for the agency to get this vital program back on track. To move forward, EPA must recognize that the […]

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Why Going to Congress for RFS Reform Is a Really Bad Idea

Why Going to Congress for RFS Reform Is a Really Bad Idea

March 18, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson and Brooke Coleman Last week, ABFA made headlines by calling the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) an “obstacle” to the commercial deployment of advanced biofuels and publicly supporting opening up the program in Congress. While the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Advanced Ethanol Council certainly agree that the RFS is off track, […]

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Timely Implementation of Farm Bill Programs Is Vital for the Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Industry

Timely Implementation of Farm Bill Programs Is Vital for the Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Industry

March 8, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental, Biotechnology Industry Organization  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced funding for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) as well as published the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BIO and the industrial biotech sector worked hard to ensure that these and other […]

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Why Tim Searchinger Is Dead Wrong About Biofuels and Land Use

Why Tim Searchinger Is Dead Wrong About Biofuels and Land Use

February 18, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, executive vice-president, the Biotechnology Industry Organization; head, Industrial & Environmental Section The World Resources Institute (WRI) recently issued a new working paper, authored by Tim Searchinger and Ralph Heimlich, resurrecting a previously discredited attack on the carbon neutrality of biomass feedstocks. Ironically the working paper makes plain the fallacies behind this attack […]

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Nominations open for 8th annual George Washington Carver Award for the biobased economy

Nominations open for 8th annual George Washington Carver Award for the biobased economy

February 12, 2015 |

In Washington, BIO announced that the eighth annual George Washington Carver Award will recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to building the biobased economy by applying industrial biotechnology to create sustainable and environmentally friendlier products.  BIO will begin accepting nominations for the Award today, February 12, 2015.  The 2015 George Washington Carver Award will […]

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