Industrial & Environmental

U.S. Department of Commerce report concludes that developing cellulosic ethanol would produce significant benefits to the US economy.

In a presentation at the Taiwan Chemical Industry Forum, Matthew Carr outlines how industrial biotechnology is the third wave in biotech.

Biotechnology, the combination of biology and technology, includes biologic applications, diagnostic tools and businesses that improve everyday life by providing solutions to some of life's most vexing problems.

Will fuel crops decrease the amount of food available?

What happens in Washington influences biotechnology progress every bit as much as what happens on Wall Street or in the lab.

Sparked by aggressive ethanol mandates by the government, the debate over whether the U.S. can produce enough corn to meet the demand for both food and fuel continues to grow.

While a growing number of policy leaders support greater use of ethanol, some critics believe using agricultural feedstocks to produce biofuels creates competition "between the world's supermarkets and its service stations."

Biorefineries to produce advanced biofuels and biobased product require sustainable sources of cellulosic biomass. Adoption of no-till agriculture promises significant economic and environmental benefits for farmers while enabling them to provide cellulosic biomass from crop residues to these biorefineries.

Industrial biotechnology takes the biotech tools developed to fight disease and cure illness and applies them to the greatest challenges in industrial manufacturing, chemical synthesis, and renewable energy production.

Eighty-two percent of Americans are in favor of government support for the development of biofuels says a new survey released last week by BIO.

On Monday, April 10, during the BIO 2006 International Conference, BIO hosted a media brunch, "From Food to Fuel to Fashion: Industrial Biotech Does It All."

Ethanol produced from corn today amounts to about 2 percent of fuel sold in the United States, but Biotech scientists say that cellulosic ethanol can meet much more of America’s energy needs in the very near future.

This year car makers will offer car buyers a record number of new hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. 

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 .
December 5 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to have the opportunity today to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Proposed Rule on the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program (“the proposed rule”) and the renewable volume obligations (RVO) for biofuels in 2014.
April 7 2014
Advances in commercial applications to be showcased at 2014 BIO World Congress in Philadelphia
April 7 2014
The EXPIRE Act would extend tax credits that expired at the end of 2013, including several of importance to the biotechnology industry.
March 31 2014
BIO analysis shows that waiting times for EPA approval of new biofuel production pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard exceed 17 months on average.
March 26 2014
If left unchanged, the Obama administration’s proposal to slash use of biofuels in 2014 would increase emissions of greenhouse gases next year, according to a new white paper from BIO.
March 24 2014
Advanced biofuel producers will discuss the industry’s progress toward commercial reality during breakout sessions at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Industry Organization announced today.  The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.