Tag: BIO

EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

May 21, 2017 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation of RFS,” and noted six key improvements. issue its annual Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the RFS on time; interpret its general waiver authority as it did before 2013; make process improvements for RFS pathway approvals – not only to […]

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BIO World Congress agenda shows industrial biotech diversifying, differentiating, disrupting, disintermediating

BIO World Congress agenda shows industrial biotech diversifying, differentiating, disrupting, disintermediating

May 15, 2017 |

This July, industrial biotech returns to its largest and grandest stage at the BIO World Congress, which convenes in Montreal on July 23rd through the 26th, and the plenary program offers convincing proof that the industry is diversifying fast into chemicals, nutrition, packaging, personal care, Every day, it is touching the consumer more and more […]

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Icahn’s Pig in a Poke

Icahn’s Pig in a Poke

May 10, 2017 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest Members of the U.S. Senate are questioning whether Carl Icahn’s lobbying to change the Renewable Fuel Standard creates an ethics conflict with his role as advisor in the Trump administration. In addition to the ethics question, Members of Congress and some in the […]

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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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