WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, February 09, 2011) - California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) encourages deployment of technology for advanced biofuels and biomass developed by California’s industrial biotechnology community. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and several of its member companies will offer input on progress and potential adjustments to the LCFS as a member of the California Air Resources Board Low Carbon Fuel Standard Advisory Panel.
BIO’s Manager of State Policy Stephanie Batchelor, who will represent BIO as a member of the Advisory Panel, stated, “California is home to numerous biotechnology companies that produce technology not only for advanced biofuels and agriculture, but also human health, environmental remediation, and green product applications. Combined, these companies generate employment opportunities for more than 200,000 people in the state. BIO believes that California should encourage biotechnology solutions that produce clean and sustainable fuels and products that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.”
BIO member companies also participating on the Advisory Panel include Solazyme, Inc., Amyris, Inc., POET, and Sapphire Energy.
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 14-15, 2011
New York, NY
BIO-Europe Spring 2011
March 14-16, 2011
BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Spring Conference and Committee Meeting
April 13-15, 2011
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
May 8-11, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BIO International Convention
June 27-30, 2011
2011 BIO Human Resources Conference
June 26-28, 2011
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtech Now, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech Now.
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