Letters, Testimony & Comments

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to have the opportunity today to comment on the U.S. Environmental...
July 27 2015
Dear Chairman Moran, Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Merkley, and Ranking Member Farr: On behalf of the biotechnology industry we are...
May 21 2015
Dear Administrator McCarthy: I.             Introduction The...
May 8 2015
Chairman Lee, Vice Chairman Lowen, and Members of the Committee, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) appreciates...
March 16 2015
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization with more than 1,000 members worldwide. Among its membership, BIO represents...
February 19 2015
Subject: “Petition Process Input” Dear Administrator McCarthy: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO...
December 1 2014
RE: Proposed 2014 RFS Volumetric Blending Requirements On behalf of the more than 35 advanced biofuel companies listed below, we are...
October 29 2014
In November 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed waiving a substantial portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (...
September 23 2014
Dear Administrator McCarthy, The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to have the opportunity today to provide non-...
August 15 2014
RE: Maintaining the Methodological Integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the Advanced...
May 15 2014
Dear Mr. President: This week’s National Climate Assessment report is a wakeup call about the serious economic, environmental and...
May 8 2014
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 17 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 11 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...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

April 5 2016
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Reid, Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Chairman Brady, Ranking Member Levin: Thank you for your leadership in extending a suite of critical advanced biofuels tax incentives through the end of 2016 in the “Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015.” These credits are needed to stimulate capital investment and growth of clean energy production and are vital to ongoing development of the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry. Unfortunately, these provisions are already set to expire at the end of 2016. This short-term expiration of tax incentives is jeopardizing the long-term investment necessary for advanced biofuels. This creates uncertainty for investors and industry about the availability of these credits in the future. 
July 27 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to have the opportunity today to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) recently published proposed rule titled “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Biomass Based Diesel Volume for 2017.”    
May 21 2015
On behalf of the biotechnology industry we are writing to encourage your support of full funding of Section 9003 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79), the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program, as you develop the Fiscal Year 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
May 8 2015
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.
March 16 2015
Chairman Lee, Vice Chairman Lowen, and Members of the Committee, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on SB 717, legislation repealing the requirement that gasoline for motor vehicles in the state include 10% ethanol. This proposal is of significant concern to BIO and its members in the State of Hawaii and throughout the country.  

Press Releases

April 20 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented Dr. Ganesh Kishore, CEO, MLSCFI and co-Managing Partner, Spruce Capital Partners, the first annual BIO Leadership and Legacy Award today during BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The new award was created to honor an individual who has shown exemplary leadership and who has dedicated a significant portion of their career to advancing industrial biotechnology and growing the biobased economy. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event was held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. 
April 14 2016
Dr. Craig Venter will deliver remarks and will be presented the George Washington Carver Award by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego on Monday, April 18. The George Washington Carver Award is presented annually to honor an individual for carrying on the legacy of Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials.
April 14 2016
President and CEO of NexSteppe Anna Rath will deliver remarks and will be presented the Rosalind Franklin Award by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego on Tuesday April 19. The Rosalind Franklin Award is presented annually to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing.
April 12 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that it will be holding an Intellectual Property Symposium as part of BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The IP Symposium: “Where IP meets IB” will take place on April 20, 2016 and consist of two panels of experts who will highlight the value of intellectual property in industrial biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. 
April 7 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced the elite group of emerging industrial biotechnology companies that will be presenting at the GreenTech Investor Sessions during BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. BIO’s GreenTech Investor Sessions provide selected companies a high-visibility opportunity to showcase their technologies and business models in front of venture capitalists, analysts, and strategic investors.