Tag: BIO

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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ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

December 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements held a hearing last week on the “EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard program.” Growth Energy, and BIO have released the following statements regarding EPA’s delays in administering the RFS. Additionally, the Algae Biomass Organization submitted comments to […]

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Congress Should Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

Congress Should Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

December 8, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section The underlying legal constructs of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) remain in working order, despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to issue a final 2014 rule and its other regulatory missteps. Over the past five years, the program spurred billions of dollars of […]

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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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