Press Releases

July 31 2014

BIO welcomes USDA’s release of the report  Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in...

June 13 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical...

June 2 2014

The Obama administration's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary...

May 15 2014

Philadelphia (May 12, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today...

May 7 2014

Decreasing use of biofuels will automatically increase use of more carbon intensive petroleum...

April 21 2014

selective group of CEOs and COOs from emerging industrial biotechnology companies will present...

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...

March 31 2014

BIO analysis shows that waiting times for EPA approval of new biofuel production pathways...

March 26 2014

If left unchanged, the Obama administration’s proposal to slash use of biofuels in 2014...

March 24 2014

Advanced biofuel producers will discuss the industry’s progress toward commercial...

March 13 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman as...

March 10 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces an exclusive line-up of high-level...

March 4 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today presented Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)...

February 26 2014

Discover International Programming at BIO’s 2014 World Congress on Industrial...

February 4 2014

BIO thanked Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking...

January 29 2014

BIO today thanks House champions of the Farm Bill energy title and congratulates them on final...

January 28 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks authority to waive the overall 2014 volume...

January 27 2014

The Farm Bill conference report contains significant funding for renewable energy programs,...

January 23 2014

Thirty-one Senators and 31 Congressmembers signed letters to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy...

January 7 2014

BIO today echoed the request by the Secretaries of Energy, Agriculture and the Navy for...

December 5 2013

BIO's testimony to the EPA public hearing for the 2014 RFS volumes highlighted the jobs,...

November 15 2013

The EPA's 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard turns the logic of the program on its...

November 15 2013

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), who represents an area of San Diego with a large cluster of...

November 8 2013

Advanced biofuels and biorefinery platforms for drop-in and aviation fuels are ready for...

November 4 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels...

October 18 2013

In response to an oil industry trade group's notice of intent to sue EPA for missing...

October 7 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical...

September 30 2013

BIO and 38 member companies and organization today wrote a letter of thanks to Reps. Bill...

September 25 2013

BIO, member companies, and state affiliates delivered letters to House and Senate Agriculture...

September 24 2013

BIO asks EPA Administrator to reject a petition from petroleum industry trade groups to waive...

September 23 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced breakout sessions for the...

September 12 2013

Today, September 12, 2012, The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanked Rep. Bill...

August 27 2013

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony of Gevo's new...

August 6 2013

BIO urges EPA to continue to resist the oil refining industry's efforts to set up market...

July 26 2013

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) must be maintained in order to spur alternative energy...

July 2 2013

BIO welcomes the reopening of USDA's BioPreferred labeling program, which enables...

July 1 2013

BIO urges EPA to finalize Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emissions rules in order to support development...

June 28 2013

BIO today thanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for introducing the Qualifying Renewable...

June 25 2013

The President's recently announced Climate Action Plan reiterates support for the...

June 18 2013

BIO and BIOCOM today thanked Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) for introducing an amendment to the...

June 12 2013

The 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will host the Clean Tech Investor...

June 11 2013

BIO applauded the Senate version of the Farm Bill, which includes robust mandatory funding for...

June 6 2013

Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and 11 original co-sponsors introduced the...

June 4 2013

The 2013 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology this June 16-19 in Montreal, Canada at...

June 3 2013

Florida's repeal of the state Renewable Fuel Standard could chill investment, innovation...

May 30 2013

The industrial biotech sector supports reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act that...

May 24 2013

BIO submitted comments in response to a House Energy & Commerce white paper on the...

May 21 2013

BIO invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit...

May 21 2013

BIO welcomes the opportunity to comment on EPA's proposed amendments and...

May 16 2013

House Agriculture Committee Democrats, led by Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), offered an amendment to...

May 15 2013

In a bipartisan vote, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry committee passed a...

May 3 2013

BIO urges leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to reauthorize and fund...

April 30 2013

 Congress established the Renewable Fuel Standard to encourage use of existing biofuels...

April 25 2013

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act levels the playing field in tax policy between...

April 24 2013

New members expand BIO’s representation of multinational companies and include The Coca-...

April 18 2013

BIO today asked EPA to consider changes to its proposed RIN Quality Assurance Program, which...

April 18 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named Dr. Jay Keasling as the recipient of its...

April 15 2013

BIO's Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Industrial & Environmental...

April 10 2013

Continued stable implementation of the RFS provides companies developing innovative new...

April 9 2013

“We could not be more excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BIO’s World...

March 7 2013

Global biofuel and renewable chemical company executives and managers developing strategies to...

February 26 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued long-awaited approval for advanced and...

February 21 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its plenary session program for the...

February 6 2013

 Contrary to the assertions of the oil refiners, advanced biofuels are now a reality, BIO...

February 6 2013

BIO announced that it is accepting nominations for the annual George Washington Carver Award...

January 31 2013

2013 is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. The Renewable Fuel Standard must...

January 25 2013

Today the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on...

January 2 2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends for 2013 the $1.01 per gallon Second...

December 19 2012

Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees finalized the National Defense...

December 17 2012

Today the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced registration and housing are now...

November 29 2012

A coalition of organizations representing farmers, the advanced biofuels industry, fuel...

November 16 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency’s logic-based decision to uphold the Renewable Fuel...

October 18 2012

"Our children’s future rests upon our ability to shift as fast as possible to...

October 9 2012

Any waiver of the RFS would have little to no effect on corn prices, but would certainly harm...

October 3 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial...

September 26 2012

A large coalition of advanced and traditional renewable fuel stakeholders today joined forces...

September 24 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial...

September 12 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical...

September 10 2012

The 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature two...

August 24 2012

BIO thanked Gov. Mitt Romney for his stated intention to “support increased market...

August 22 2012

The Summit will bring together industry leaders, university researchers and venture...

August 16 2012

The Renewable Fuel Standard provides the fundamental foundation driving private investment in...

August 10 2012

The Renewable Fuel Standard (FRS) sets a path for U.S. energy security, reduced reliance on...

August 7 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced more than 100 speakers covering...

August 3 2012

Waiving the federal Renewable Fuel Standard even for one year will produce instability in the...

August 3 2012

Producing renewable chemicals and biobased products using homegrown biotechnology can generate...

August 2 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and...

July 19 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauds the U.S. Navy’s operational debut...

July 2 2012

BIO applauds the Department of Defense’s announced public-private partnership...

June 12 2012

BIO co-signed a letter to leaders of the House and Senate with eight other biofuel trade...

June 11 2012

The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and...

May 24 2012

BIO and a number of other organizations expressed disappointment that the Senate Armed...

May 18 2012

“Farm Bill energy programs are working and BIO member companies are beginning to put...

April 27 2012

BIO thanks Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) for introducing...

April 27 2012

BIO and some of its partners wrote leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking them...

April 27 2012

Programs reauthorized and funded in the Senate Agriculture Committee's ...

April 26 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today submitted a statement for the record to...

April 26 2012

BIO today thanked Sens. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), and nine others...

April 19 2012

Representatives from the Dow Chemical Company, Coca Cola, the National Defense Center for...

April 12 2012

(BIO) announced the industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology...

April 5 2012

BIO joined 100 renewable energy, energy efficiency, farm, ranch, commodity, environmental, and...

April 5 2012

Executives from brand-name consumer product companies will discuss the strategies for adoption...

March 29 2012

Domestic biofuel production is necessary for energy and national security, the Biotechnology...

March 28 2012

BIO has named Steen Riisgaard as the recipient of its 2012 George Washington Carver Award for...

March 27 2012

Today, a group of biofuel and renewable energy organizations released a letter to...

March 15 2012

We are excited to bring this conference to Orlando to highlight the industry's growth,...

March 8 2012

We are excited to offer this information-packed plenary program at the 2012 World Congress...

March 5 2012

New "Grow It Here, Make It Here" legislation introduced today by Sen. Debbie...

February 29 2012

Member companies of three leading advanced and cellulosic biofuel trade organizations sent a...

February 29 2012

Continued commercialization of the industrial biotechnology sector can drive the creation of a...

February 21 2012

BIO thanks Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for announcing policy proposals in Detroit that...

February 17 2012

BIO submitted a letter to EPA asking that they reject a retroactive reduction of the 2011...

January 26 2012

The USDA's loan guarantee program is helping advanced biofuel companies attract necessary...

January 20 2012

Biotech company Novozymes provides technology necessary for progress in...

December 19 2011

Extension of cellulosic biofuel tax credits now and eligibility for algae biofuels are needed...

December 14 2011

BIO submitted written testimony to the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural...

December 5 2011

Achieving energy security is also a national security priority. Advanced biofuel companies...

November 16 2011

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held Nov. 21-23,...

November 2 2011

Advanced biofuels companies continue to make progress in bringing new technology to the fuels...

November 2 2011

Biobased products and renewable chemicals can contribute to energy security and create new...

October 19 2011

 The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit will be held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia...

October 5 2011

The Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger (REFRESH) Act of 2011 introduced...

October 4 2011

A new report from the National Academies notes the challenges in commercializing advanced and...

September 30 2011

Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, through coordination of...

September 29 2011

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will bring together...

September 28 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five agricultural research project grants aimed at...

September 1 2011

Research and development in synthetic biology is an evolution of biotechnology innovation that...

August 22 2011

Advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers are continuing to make progress in bringing new...

August 16 2011

USDA, DOE and the Navy announced an initiative for public-private partnerships to build...

July 26 2011

BIO applauded Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcement of four new BCAP project areas...

May 31 2011

BIO 2011 International Convention to feature a series of high-level panels examining...

May 26 2011

BIO thanks Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) for introducting the...

May 17 2011

BIO today joined the Advanced BioFuel Association, the Renewable Fuel Association, the...

May 11 2011

BIO thanks Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash) for introducing the "Domestic Fuel for Enhancing...

May 5 2011

BIO thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the...

May 4 2011

Tax incentives that support advanced biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals are...

May 4 2011

BIO thanks Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing the Domestic Energy Promotion Act of...

April 28 2011

During BIO's 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing,...

April 21 2011

Corporate leaders will discuss benefits for businesses and consumers through incorporation of...

April 19 2011

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard provides the stable market support and pricing system...

April 14 2011

Business executives, scientists and policy makers will highlight opportunities to...

April 13 2011

According to BIO, the Renewable Fuel Standard provides the market and regulatory certainty...

April 6 2011

BIO announces the hires of Sarah Thornton as director of biofuels and biomass policy and...

March 31 2011

BIO announces the industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology...

March 30 2011

BIO thanks President Obama and his administration for leadership in supporting the commercial...

March 21 2011

Industry analysts are projecting double digit growth in the biobased product sector, and an...

March 7 2011

Company C-level executives, scientists and government officials from Canada, Europe and the...

February 15 2011

Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (...

February 9 2011

BIO and several of its member companies will offer input on progress and potential adjustments...

January 26 2011

BIO's commends President Obama for highlighting the need to increase our nation...

January 20 2011

BIO thanks Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for his leadership on biofuels...

January 19 2011

 The BioPreferredSM Certified Biobased Product label...

January 13 2011

More than 1,000 high-profile scientists, executives, government officials and investors are...

January 13 2011

BIO welcomes the decision by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to defer application of CO2...

January 3 2011

The 2011 BIO International Convention will highlight the latest trends and the newest...

May 24 2010

Achievement of a milestone in creating synthetic life in the form of a self-replicating cell...

May 4 2010

A new report issued by the Biotechnology Industry Organization underscores how biotechnology...

April 20 2010

BIO announces the 2010 Leadership Summit: The Role of Biotechnology Innovation in Addressing...

March 11 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, March 11, 2010) - Federal tax policies should incentivize commercial...

February 25 2009

Continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs...

February 28 2007

BIO thanks the Bush administration for taking dramatic new steps to transform biotech...

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.
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.  
July 31 2014
BIO welcomes USDA’s release of the report  Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, which outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation
June 13 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and poster presentations for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. This unique conference will be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.  
June 2 2014
The Obama administration's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units missed an opportunity to give industry clear guidance that using sustainable biomass mitigates greenhouse gas emissions by recycling atmospheric carbon.
May 15 2014
Philadelphia (May 12, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that nine companies have become new members of its Industrial & Environmental Section since the start of 2014. The announcement came as BIO prepared to kick of its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which runs May 12 – 15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.