Industrial & Environmental

One of the most promising uses of algae is as renewable raw material for biofuels.

Learn about the potential for using algae in a biorefinery to produce biofuels, renewable chemicals, and food ingredients.

Biotechnology is all around us and is already a big part of our lives, providing breakthrough products and technologies to combat disease, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, and make useful products.

Biotechnology is everywhere. From food to fuel to fashion. Watch the fashion show to see clothes that were made with biotechnology.

Biorefining isn’t just for bio-ethanol. Biorefining can produce polyester, nylon, and amino acids just to name a few. In fact, one feedstock may produce many different products.

Biotechnology is everywhere you look - even in places you might not expect.

Biobased products can supplement or replace a wide variety of petroleum-based products, and the United States has a substantial potential competitive advantage in their manufacture.

Biobased products cover a wide range of materials. One new such product is biobased insulation made from mushrooms named Greensulate.

This week in Energy Business Daily “Jet Biofuels Take Off.” Jet fuel is expensive and makes up a large part of an airline’s budget.

Sustainable development is no small undertaking for international companies looking to meet today’s energy, food and environmental needs without compromising the Earth’s resources or its future. The innovative solution these corporate leaders are turning to is biotechnology, whether it’s to augment agricultural productivity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create an innovative disease therapy or diminish the use of pesticides.

Interest groups following climate change are closely watching the cap-and-trade program recently proposed by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB). With national legislation stalled, what happens in California is viewed as an important next step.

Can the biotechnology industry feed a hungry world?

Enzymes are the oldest tool in industrial biotechnology. For thousands of years, processes such as brewing, bread-making and the production of cheese have involved the usage of enzymes. Today the global market for industrial enzymes is estimated at around $2.9 billion.

September 23 2014
Inaction on the 2014 RFS regulatory rule will lead to increased GHG emissions of 21 million metric tons CO2 equivalent. The increased GHG emissions are equal to putting an additional 4.4 million cars on the road or opening 5.5 new coal-fired power plants. The “blend wall” should not be a consideration for setting the RFS, because the United States is using more transportation fuel in 2014 than previously projected.
March 25 2014
RE: Extension of Expired Advanced Biofuels Tax Credits   Dear Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Hatch:   As the Senate Finance Committee begins its work on tax extenders, we encourage you to extend the suite of critical advanced biofuels tax incentives – the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit, and the Alternative Fuel and Alternative Fuel Mixture Excise Tax Credit.
February 12 2014
BIO greatly appreciates Chairman Baucus’ commitment to making energy tax policy more straightforward, fair and effective, and supports the Chairman’s vision of focusing energy tax policy on driving innovation and achieving the nation’s environmental, economic and energy security goals.
February 12 2014
BIO testifies on New Hamphire House Bill 1220, “An Act Restricting the Addition of Corn-based Ethanol Gasoline Additives to No More Than 10 Percent of the Mixture of Gasoline”
January 29 2014
The Honorable Gina McCarthy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center Mailcode: 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC  20460 .
September 24 2014
BIO is pleased to announce the creation of the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology to be presented to an outstanding  woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation.  The inaugural award will be presented at this year’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy, to be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego, California.  
September 23 2014
In a new white paper issued today, BIO updates the results of a study of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from EPA's proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014, using new data on transportation fuel demand for 2013 and 2014.  
September 19 2014
Commercialization of cleaner, safer consumer products through innovative industrial biotechnology processes will be the focus of breakout sessions at the ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.
September 3 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
August 1 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has officially extended its Call for Papers deadline to August 20, 2014 for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.