Press Releases

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends for 2013 the $1.01 per gallon Second Generation Biofuel Producer Credit and the Special Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property and modifies these credits to include both cellulosic and algae biofuel production.

Today, as part of its rigorous, scientific regulatory review governing genetically engineered (GE) animal technologies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its draft Environmental Assessment of the genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage Salmon.

Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees finalized the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 and cleared the path for the Department of Defense (DoD) to participate in public-private partnerships to build advanced biofuel biorefineries.

Today the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced registration and housing are now open for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. 

A coalition of organizations representing farmers, the advanced biofuels industry, fuel customers, and national security organizations today thanked Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and other co-sponsors for amending the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.

BIO CEO & Investor Conference will be held February 11–12 in New York, NY.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s logic-based decision to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard will protect America’s energy security and maintain the industry’s progress in commercializing advanced biofuels.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced today that the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA) is now effective. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced today that the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA) is now open for signature.

BIO has extended its agreement for over five years with VWR International, LLC, a global distributor of laboratory supplies, equipment, chemicals and services for the life sciences industry.

The global event for biotech to take place in Chicago, IL April 22-25, 2013.

"Our children’s future rests upon our ability to shift as fast as possible to renewable energy sources. But we won’t succeed unless we can convince our political leaders that renewables are ready, reliable and competitive," Jim Greenwood, President & CEO of BIO, told attendees of RETECH 2012 during a keynote speech.

Any waiver of the RFS would have little to no effect on corn prices, but would certainly harm biofuel producers and biotechnology companies across the United States, BIO said today in official comments to the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature breakout sessions focused on using biomass to replace fossil fuels in creating bioenergy, biofuels and other bioproducts. 

Sessions to focus on new pharma-VC models for biotech investing, new corporate VC models and forecasting 2013 

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America PhRMA President and CEO John J. Castellani and BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following joint statement on the implementation of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V).

A large coalition of advanced and traditional renewable fuel stakeholders today joined forces to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the economic, employment, domestic renewable energy and national security benefits the RFS provides.

Bill would stimulate capital formation for small biotech companies.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature industry leaders, university researchers and venture capitalists to facilitate networking and business partnerships this October 9-12 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, Canada. 

The BIO Investor Forum will be October 9-10 in San Francisco, CA.

At BIO India, views were expressed on public policies that are intended to bring about innovation, collaboration and investment in the biotech sector, in particular strong intellectual property (IP) protections and regulatory mechanisms.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri Director of Agriculture, will deliver a keynote address at the BIO Livestock Biotech Summit this September. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Justin Chesnut, Director of the Poultry Business Unit for Elanco Animal Health, will deliver the opening keynote address at the BIO Livestock Biotech Summit this September.