Letters, Testimony & Comments

Dear Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Hatch:   As the Senate Finance Committee begins its work on tax extenders, we encourage...
March 25 2014
On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I hereby submit comments on the Senate Committee on Finance staff discussion...
February 12 2014
The Honorable David Borden, Committee Chair The Honorable Charles Townsend, Committee Vice-Chair And the Members of the Science,...
February 12 2014
  January 28, 2014   The Honorable Gina McCarthy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Air and Radiation Docket...
January 29 2014
Thursday, December 5, 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel...
December 5 2013
November 4, 2013  The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Chairwoman Senate Agriculture Committee 328A Russell Senate...
November 5 2013
November 1, 2013  The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Chairwoman Senate Committee on Agriculture 328A Russell Senate...
November 5 2013
On behalf of the more than 35 advanced biofuel companies listed below, we are writing to express our concern about a recently released...
October 29 2013
September 24, 2013 The Honorable Gina McCarthy Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building 1200...
September 26 2013
April 29, 2013 The Honorable Fred Upton Chairman Energy and Commerce Committee U.S. House of Representatives 2125 Rayburn House...
May 23 2013
April 22, 2013 Air and Radiation Docket Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0120 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 6102T 1200...
April 23 2013
April 5, 2013 Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania...
April 23 2013
April 5, 2013 The Honorable Fred Upton    Chairman           ...
April 23 2013
A keynote Address by James C. Greenwood, President & CEO of BIO, to RETECH 2012 in Washington, DC on October 18, 2012. When Admiral...
October 18 2012
Dear Mr. President, The drought impacting the United States has already caused millions of dollars in economic damages to rural America...
August 27 2012
On behalf of the 23 undersigned industrial, environmental, food and agricultural biotechnology companies, we write to express our...
June 12 2012
  Dear Senators Stabenow and Roberts and Representatives Lucas and Peterson: The U.S. is experiencing strong growth in the...
April 6 2012
The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson Administrator Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W....
February 16 2012
Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to...
May 17 2011
Dear Chairman Upton, Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Waxman, and Ranking Member Inhofe: As the leading advocates of the U.S. biofuels...
May 17 2011
Committee on Transportation New Hampshire State Senate Hearing on HB 374, banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline sold...
April 28 2011
Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate Oversight Hearing on Domestic Renewable Fuels: From Ethanol to Advanced...
April 13 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization ("BIO") is pleased to submit responses to question numbers 1,2, 4, 5, and 6 of the...
April 11 2011
Dear President Obama: The organizations below urge your Administration to maintain robust funding levels for the Department of...
January 11 2011
Re: IPR and Technology discussions at Cancún Climate Change Talks Dear Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Stern: At this very...
December 7 2010
Dear Honorable Sander Levin and Honorable Dave Camp, We applaud your ongoing leadership on strengthening U.S. manufacturing and...
December 1 2010
Dear President Obama: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), Algal Biomass...
October 21 2010
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business...
October 1 2010
Dear President Obama: We are writing to ask for your support to provide additional guidance to the Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
September 20 2010
A letter to the House Ways & Means Committee by 54 trade organizations and companies supporting the extension of cellulosic biofuel...
June 23 2010
Comments of Biotechnology Industry Organization on EPA’s Call for Information on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Bioenergy...
June 13 2010
Dear Chairman Inouye and Ranking Member Cochran: As the Senate debates fiscal year 2011 federal funding, the undersigned organizations...
June 1 2010
BIO and 34 companies and trade organizations sent a letter to Chairman Levin and Ranking Member Camp, of the House Ways and Means...
May 17 2010
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), asking for recognition of...
March 3 2010
Office of Medicine, Science, and Public Health Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, FAO Jessica Tucker, Ph....
January 26 2010
Good morning Chairwoman Velázquez, Ranking Member Graves, Members of the Committee, the Staff of the Committee, ladies and...
October 14 2009
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) would like to thank the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its work thus far on...
September 25 2009
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed regulations to implement...
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.