Algae

Dr. Targan explains how biotechnology is helping to reduce our carbon footprint through the production of biofuels, which are  manufactured from various renewable resources found  naturally in our environment.  

Total job creation, accounting for economic multiplier effects, could reach 123,000 in 2012, 383,000 in 2016, and 807,000 by 2022.

A new report shows that continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs throughout the economy, contributing to U.S. economic growth and increasing energy security.

Large-scale production of advanced biofuels beyond the level of the Renewable Fuel Standard is achievable and sustainable by 2030.

With these benefits increasing demand for industrial biotechnology products and processes, this study uses patent data, survey results, and technology and firm level data from emerging sectors of industrial biotechnology to paint a detailed picture of innovation in the field. 

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.

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.

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

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.

Has a member of your family been vaccinated against hepatitis B? Do you know someone who has diabetes? Has anyone in your family had heart disease?

The report was prepared for the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) by the Role of Biomass in America's Energy Future (RBAEF) project. It asserts that the United States "can replace much of our oil with biofuels - fuels made from plant materials grown by American farmers. These fuels, especially those known as cellulosic biofuels, can be cost-competitive with gasoline and diesel."

Industrial biotechnology is creating new markets for traditional agricultural crops and crop residues as renewable feedstocks, chemical intermediates, and energy sources.

March 20 2013
Testimony of the Biotechnology Industry Organization regarding Maine Legislative Document 453, "An act to prohibit the sale of gasoline that contains ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10 percent by volume."
August 27 2012
We are writing to caution against granting a waiver for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A number of groups and some governors seem to believe that the RFS is a substantial part of the equation when it comes to grain prices, and waiving the program this year or next will ease the impact of the drought on consumers. There is substantial evidence to the contrary.
May 21 2012
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, with more than 1,100 members worldwide.
October 21 2010
A Letter from leadership at ABFA, BIO, and ABO advocating for a comprehensive biofuels policy. This letter led to a meeting between key White House Staff and industry leaders. This meeting was part of an ongoing dialogue between the administration and biofuels stakeholders about the unique challenges facing the full spectrum of advanced biofuels technologies.
December 5 2013
BIO's testimony to the EPA public hearing for the 2014 RFS volumes highlighted the jobs, investments and environmental benefits that will be lost if biofuel volumes are rolled back.
October 23 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauds key Members of the House of Representatives for holding today the first meeting of the newly revived Congressional Algae Caucus.  BIO especially recognizes caucus co-chairs Scott Peters (D-CA-52) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ-5) for their leadership in this important and emerging area of industrial biotechnology.
September 25 2013
BIO, member companies, and state affiliates delivered letters to House and Senate Agriculture Committee members, urging finalization of a five-year Farm Bill with robust mandatory funding of the Energy Title and eligibility for renewable chemicals.
June 12 2013
The 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will host the Clean Tech Investor Sessions featuring innovative industrial biotechnology companies selected to present to an elite audience of investors and analysts. 
June 4 2013
The 2013 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology this June 16-19 in Montreal, Canada at the Palais des congrès de Montréal will mark the event’s 10th anniversary.