January 9, 2012

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August 29, 2011

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June 7, 2011

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May 26, 2011

All programs at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing are open...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

March 20 2013
Chair Garrity and Members of the Committee, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on HB 362, legislation to ban corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline sold in New Hampshire. This proposal is of significant concern to BIO and its members in the State of New Hampshire and throughout the country.
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.

Press Releases

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.