BIO Staff Contact: Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel, IP
Committee Chair: Kenneth Dow, Johnson & Johnson
Past Chair: Tom Kelley, Monsanto
Existing Subcommittees and Working Groups:
  Amicus Subcommittee - Chair: Brian Barrett, Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly & Company

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Executive Summary

This paper demonstrates that the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (―RFS‖)—established under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, enhanced pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Actof 2007 (―EISA‖), and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (―EPA‖)— provides considerable market motivation to drive investment in cellulosic and advanced biofuels.

As the use of agricultural biotechnology increases globally, people need information about food production that is truthful, so they can form opinions based on facts, not fear.

Currently, synthetic rubber is derived entirely from petrochemical sources. Genencor®, a Division of Danisco U.S. Inc., together with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is currently working on the development of a fermentation-based process for the BioIsoprene™ monomer.  

Synthetic biology is a new interdisciplinary area that involves the application of engineering principles to biology.

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Department: Business Development

Reports to: Manager, Business Development

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide analytic and web support to the Business Development Department primarily through the integration of marketing and information into overall business development strategy.

BIO represents more than 1,200 companies and organizations in Washington, DC, state capitals and international fora.

BIO membership is company based;  BIO does not offer individual memberships.

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A strong Network will bolster public awareness of the industry and encourage more investment dollars.


We offer a competitive, employer-paid benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

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Phone: 202.962.9200
Fax: 202.488.6308

To help better inform and educate consumers - we have gathered important findings from across the scientific community about biotechnology and food safety.

Society has tapped just a small fraction of the many potential uses and benefits of biotechnology.

As budget talks aimed at raising the federal debt ceiling move to the presidential level this week, CNBC came to the 2011 BIO International Convention to interview BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood about the role biotech can play in lowering the U.S. budget deficit.

Biofuels Digest and BIO have launched the Summer 2011 Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a favorable decision in the critical case of Microsoft v. i4i, in which Microsoft challenged the “clear and convincing evidence” standard traditionally used by courts in determining whether to invalidate an issued U.S. patent.

BIO and five member companies – Mendel Biotechnology, Arborgen, Abengoa Bioenergy, Novozymes and BP Biofuels – along with the Biomass Power Association held a briefing on Capitol Hill this week, outlining the importance of the USDA’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) and related programs. Regulatory rules for the BCAP, Biorefinery Assistance Program, and Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) were finalized by USDA only during the last quarter of 2010. But Congress is considering cutting the funds for these programs before they have a chance to show their effectiveness.