Industrial & Environmental

As fuel prices continue to rise, experts say one technology could help put the brakes on what we pay at the pump: Biofuels. 

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

BIO recently hosted a conference call for bloggers interested in the topic of biofuels. 

BIO recently hosted a conference call for bloggers interested in the topic of biofuels.

It shows the application of industrial biotechnology can improve the efficiency of the biofuel and renewable chemical industries and gives an understanding of the impact of industrial biotechnology on the U.S. economy up to 2008. 

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

The key to finding clearner energy sources could be in your own backyard.

What is BIO? What is industrial biotechnology? The third wave in biotechnology.

There's actually good news about energy and the environment: The U-S will reduce both pollution and reliance on petroleum by tapping into home-grown fuels from farm, wood and paper waste. 

Agricultural and industrial biotechnology are key enabling technologies that will allow the U.S. to sustainably reach the new national renewable fuels standard (RFS) established by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Talked about for years, biofuels, such as ethanol, are a fast growing component of U-S transportation fuels.

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 .
October 22 2014
During the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit Plenary Program, CEOs, CSOs and industrial biotechnology industry veterans will highlight achievements and offer insight into the quickly changing and expanding markets of renewable specialty chemical applications, biobased products, advanced biofuels and algae bioproduction.  Panelists will compare feedstock production on a global scale and discuss solutions in logistics, feedstock availability, potential for economic growth, and exploring new markets. 
October 17 2014
Abengoa Bioenergy's new cellulosic biorefinery is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development and billions of dollars in investment, encouraged by the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.
October 16 2014
BIO member companies Solazyme, Inc. and Amyris receive awards.
October 15 2014
With a growing industrial biotech sector that is home to more than 400 biotechnology companies, San Diego is set to host BIO’s 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy.  San Diego-based industrial biotechnology companies continue to deliver next generation products and innovative technology solutions, many of which will be highlighted during the programming at this year’s Summit.  The 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy will be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego, California at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.   
October 8 2014
A new report from USDA, "Why Biobased?," provides an initial quantification of new jobs and other economic opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy. USDA also commissioned a larger, more comprehensive report that BIO hopes will be issued on a regular basis.