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James Greenwood, BIO's President and CEO
BIO's President and CEO, Jim Greenwood gives remarks during the 2014 George Washington Carver Award Presentation

DuPont's CEO Ellen Kullman receives the George Washington Carver Award at BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia
 
Jack Ferguson interviews Paige Donnelley regarding the city of Philadelphia’s "Declaration of Energy Independence" on May 12, 2014 at BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia.
 
David Welch interviews Daniel Bar
 
David Welch interviews K'Lynne Johnson about the three platforms that serve as the backbone of Elevance's technology.
 
David Welch interviews Mike Hamilton about Renmaxix's technology and partnerships
 
Jack Ferguson interviews Mike Hamilton about Renmaxix's technology and feedstocks
 
David Welch interviews Jeff Uhrig about Sirrus 'technology, creating novel platform molecules and commercializing industrial biotech 
 
Ron  Bucklhalt,  Project Manager, OPPM, Biorefereed and  Harry Baumes, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, discuss updates to the Farm Bill and the USDA's Biopreferred Program.
 

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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award

A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence

The 2014 Farm Bill Becomes Law at MSU

Why the Farm Bill is a Big Win for Biofuels

BIO Gearing Up to Announce the 2014 Washington Carver Award Recipient

BIO Submits Comments to the EPA’s 2014 RVO Proposed Rule

Join BIO and Fuels America in Voicing Support for the RFS

Press Releases

BIO Announces DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award
MARCH 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman as the recipient of its 2014 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. Kullman is the first woman to receive the honor,which has been awarded annually since 2008…

BIO Announces Plenary Session Speakers for the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
MARCH 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces an exclusive line-up of high-level industry executives for its Plenary Program during BIO’s 11th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held May 12 – 15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia…

BIO Honors Senator Stabenow as Legislator of the Year
MARCH 4, 2014
Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today presented Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) the BIO Legislator of the Year award. As Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Stabenow successfully championed reauthorization of Farm Bill energy programs and expanded them to include renewable chemicals…

BIO World Congress Explores Cross Border Collaborations In Industrial Biotech
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2014) – Global competition in the industrial biotechnology sector is driving robust growth of the biobased economy.  The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will explore new market and investment opportunities for biofuels and renewable chemicals through a robust plenary discussion…

BIO Announces Breakout Speakers and Program for its 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2014) – Celebrating its 11th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is today announcing this year’s breakout program, which include new sessions on the use of industrial biotechnology in personal care and common household products. The conference will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia…

Farm Bill Will Open Opportunities in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Manufacturing
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today 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.)…

Farm Bill Energy Title Will Support Employment Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Chemicals
JANUARY 29, 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), and Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif) on final passage in the House of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013…

EPA Should Not Undercut Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuel Development With Proposed Changes to RFS
JANUARY 28, 2014
he Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks authority to waive the overall 2014 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard, particularly when production and supply of advanced biofuels continues to grow, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) emphasized in official comments filed today. If EPA does lower advanced biofuel volume requirements, it will undercut efforts to commercialize new cellulosic biofuel technologies just as they begin to enter the market…

New Farm Bill Provides Long-Overdue Eligibility for Renewable Chemicals
JANUARY 27, 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Rep. Frank Lukas (R-Okla.), and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) for supporting the Farm Bill energy programs and extending eligibility to new renewable chemical technologies. The conference report on the legislation contains $881 million in mandatory funding for the programs, long-overdue eligibility to renewable chemicals under the Section 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program and Section 9007 Biomass Research and Development Program, and support for new purpose grown energy crops…

Members of Congress Write EPA Administrator in Support of RFS
JANUARY 23, 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) and 27 additional Senators along with Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and 29 additional Congressmembers for their letters protesting the EPA’s 2014 proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard…

BIO Lauds Funding Request for Military Biofuel Program
JANUARY 7, 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today echoed the request by the Secretaries of Energy, Agriculture and the Navy for funding and transfer authority for the Department of Energy to participate in the public-private partnership to commercialize biofuels for military use. On Thursday Jan. 2, the secretaries signed a joint letter to Congressional leaders of appropriations committees requesting funding and transfer authority…

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