Press Releases

January 29 2014

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

January 27 2014

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

October 28 2013

Use of renewable chemicals to replace petroleum chemicals is growing rapidly due to consumer...

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...

August 27 2013

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

July 2 2013

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

June 28 2013

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

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...

May 30 2013

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

May 21 2013

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

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 25 2013

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

April 18 2013

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

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 21 2013

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

February 6 2013

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

January 25 2013

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

December 17 2012

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

October 3 2012

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

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...

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 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...

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

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 15 2012

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

March 5 2012

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

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...

December 14 2011

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

November 2 2011

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

October 5 2011

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

September 28 2011

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

July 26 2011

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

July 15 2011

BIO and other advanced biofuels groups have long advocated for an investment tax credit (ITC)...

May 17 2011

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

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...

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 14 2011

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

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...

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...

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...

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.
May 17 2011
BIO encourages Congress to support advanced biofuels and biobased products programs and initiatives during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy & Water Appropriations bill. Industrial biotechnology is the key enabling technology that is causing a dramatic paradigm shift in the production of fuels and chemicals. By building modern biorefineries and using industrial biotechnology our nation could significantly reduce its dependence on foreign sources of oil.
December 1 2010
Biobased products and renewable chemicals should be incentivized along with other renewable technologies in Congressional bills aimed at creating jobs, according to letters sent by BIO and biotechnology companies to House and Senate leaders.
September 20 2010
BIO’s letter to President Obama proposes several necessary steps to fix the LGP and achieve the goal of near-term commercialization of advanced biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts
February 4 2014
BIO thanked Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final passage in the Senate of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. BIO also thanked the energy title’s many champions in the Senate, including Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
January 29 2014
BIO today thanks House champions of the Farm Bill energy title and congratulates them on final passage of the bill.
January 27 2014
The Farm Bill conference report contains significant funding for renewable energy programs, allows renewable chemical technologies to access the programs, and supports purpose grown energy crops.
October 28 2013
Use of renewable chemicals to replace petroleum chemicals is growing rapidly due to consumer demand. The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature presentations on cutting edge platforms used to create better and more efficient renewable chemicals for broader applications.  The Pacific Rim Summit will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held in San Diego, December 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.
September 30 2013
BIO and 38 member companies and organization today wrote a letter of thanks to Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Steve Stockman (R-Texas), and others who sponsored the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit of 2013.