Tag: Brent Erickson

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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Gas Price Spikes Have Consumers Wondering, When Will We Be Energy Independent?

Gas Price Spikes Have Consumers Wondering, When Will We Be Energy Independent?

July 15, 2013 |

By Brent Erickson The United States is beginning a domestic energy boom and could become a net energy exporter within the next two decades. But U.S. consumers don’t expect to see a benefit – they still plan to cut back on driving and other spending as gas prices continue to spike. A recent poll by […]

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BIO submits comments on RFS to House Energy and Commerce

BIO submits comments on RFS to House Energy and Commerce

June 24, 2013 |

In Washington, BIO submitted comments in response to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s fourth white paper on the Renewable Fuels Standard. The white paper, part of a series reviewing the effectiveness of the RFS, examined the goals and achievements of the RFS as a part of national energy policy. Brent Erickson, BIO executive […]

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Biofuel organizations form Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council

Biofuel organizations form Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council

August 6, 2012 |

In Washington, eight of the biofuel industry organizations have formed the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council to advocate for national policy advancing biofuel technology. The council includes:   Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association Brooke Coleman, Advanced Ethanol Council Mary Rosenthal, Algal Biomass Organization Brian Jennings, American Coalition for Ethanol Brent Erickson, Biotechnology Industry Organization Tom Buis, […]

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Federal Policy for Reducing Uncertainty for Advanced Biofuels Producers

Federal Policy for Reducing Uncertainty for Advanced Biofuels Producers

September 6, 2011 |

by Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO As any number of economic analysts have noted, continued policy uncertainty is holding businesses back from the hiring and investment needed to get the economy moving again. The advanced biofuel industry has been trying to deploy pioneering technology in the midst of the recent economic downturn. Additional uncertainty over […]

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