Tag: BIO

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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4 Minutes With…Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

4 Minutes With…Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

August 28, 2014 |

Best known as the czar of all things industrial biotech at BIO — less known as a former aide to Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, and as a distinguished artist. Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology […]

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Why Opposing the RFS Is Bad for Our National Security and Our Economy

Why Opposing the RFS Is Bad for Our National Security and Our Economy

July 3, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson Executive Vice President and Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, The Biotechnology Industry Organization Big oil companies and refiners continue the drumbeat against the RFS, even in the face of more Middle East military conflict, political instability and higher gas prices that are a result of the turmoil overseas. Amidst heavy lobbying efforts […]

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The New Hillary, the new biotechnology, and the new world order

The New Hillary, the new biotechnology, and the new world order

June 26, 2014 |

Hillary Clinton stops by the BIO International Convention to reflect on world leaders, pressing issues and not a little on climate change and the role of biotechnology. If you are a fan of the New Testament’s Book of James, you’ll remember the admonition that “faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead,” […]

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Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

Dennis McGinn to deliver keynote address at BIO San Diego

June 23, 2014 |

In California, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment Dennis McGinn will deliver the keynote address at BIO’s International Convention’s Biofuels and Renewable Chemical Forum in San Diego this week. After the address, titled “National Security: Why We Need Industrial Biotechnology,” Mr. McGinn will hold a media availability to discuss the Navy’s […]

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Carr tapped as new Algae Biomass Organization chief

Carr tapped as new Algae Biomass Organization chief

June 18, 2014 |

Exits as BIO’s industrial biotech policy guru to become an Algae Czar.  Today, there are hundreds of biologists, engineers and commercial gurus leading algae to new heights in the labs, pilot plants, demonstration plants — even commercial-scale fermenters. Algae – the underlying source of a myriad of “available today” products from Omega-3 supplements to biodiesel, health and […]

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When Refiners Cry Wolf, Who Will Be Fooled?

When Refiners Cry Wolf, Who Will Be Fooled?

May 26, 2014 |

EPA’s proposed rule went too far in correcting a problem largely of the refiners’ own making. It’s in the nation’s interest to put the final RFS rule back on course. By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President; Head, Industrial & Environmental section Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Last year, it appears that the Philadelphia area oil refiners had […]

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AEC, BIO, and 33 member companies send letter to Obama on 2014 RVO rule

AEC, BIO, and 33 member companies send letter to Obama on 2014 RVO rule

May 19, 2014 |

In Washington, 33 advanced biofuels companies sent a letter to President Obama to express the industry’s concern about the proposed RVO rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard. Coordinated by the Advanced Ethanol Council and the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the letter asserts that “Given that more than 90 percent of future blending obligations under the […]

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Heard on the Floor: The Buzz from the BIO World Congress

Heard on the Floor: The Buzz from the BIO World Congress

May 14, 2014 |

BIO was buzzing about: Policy stability, technology stability, price stability, feedstock supply stability. And the common term is…? Aromatics When in doubt, succinic. Are major players waiting to pick up technologies cheap? Abengoa: cellulosic ethanol by Q3. Delegates at the World Congress were also buzzing about news from Australia that the federal government has slashed […]

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Farmatic says biogas can replace 50% of US transportation fuel needs?

Farmatic says biogas can replace 50% of US transportation fuel needs?

May 12, 2014 |

In Pennsylvania, Farmatic will be presenting a study on Thursday which claims biogas can replace 50% of the US’s transportation fuel needs. Presented by Dr. Michael Schuppenhauer, President & CEO of Farmatic, the study is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and other research institutions. […]

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