Press Releases

Nov 2 2011

Advanced biofuels companies continue to make progress in bringing new technology to the fuels market, relying on consistent implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard, BIO said today as it submitted documents to the House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee for a hearing on Motor Fuel Standards.

Nov 2 2011

The Small Company Capital Formation Act (HR 1070) passed today by a vote of 421-1.

Nov 2 2011

Biobased products and renewable chemicals can contribute to energy security and create new jobs and so should be eligible for advanced energy project credits.

Oct 28 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood announced today two outstanding new hires to serve as part of BIO’s senior management team.

Oct 26 2011

 BIO Commends Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature for Commitment to Industry

Oct 24 2011

In a public meeting hosted by FDA, BIO  expressed strong support for the PDUFA V recommendations as they will enhance the drug development and review process through increased transparency and scientific dialogue, advance regulatory science, strengthen post-market surveillance, and provide patients and doctors with earlier access to breakthrough therapies.

Oct 19 2011

 The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit will be held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

Oct 13 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the Obama Administration's intent to create a National Bioeconomy Blueprint.

Oct 11 2011

BIO Investor Forum will be held October 25 – 26 in San Francisco, CA


Oct 7 2011

In a case brought against USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has denied the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granted the summary judgment motions for the government, ArborGen, and BIO.

Oct 6 2011

BIO Investor Forum will be held October 25 – 26 in San Francisco, CA 

Oct 5 2011

The Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger (REFRESH) Act of 2011 introduced by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) recognizes the importance of including an energy title in Farm Bill legislation.

Oct 5 2011

BIO welcomed the transmission of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) by President Obama to the Congress earlier this week.

Oct 4 2011

A coalition of anti-technology groups under the moniker “Just Label It” has reportedlysubmitted a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for the mandatory labeling of foods that have been grown using agricultural biotechnology.

Oct 4 2011

Inaugural BIO China event will be held October 12-13 in Shanghai

A new report from the National Academies notes the challenges in commercializing advanced and cellulosic biofuels and concludes that policy stability is necessary to meet the mandates of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Oct 3 2011

The Council of State Bioscience Associations, an autonomous council of state-based biotechnology associations, has selected its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term.

Sep 30 2011

Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, through coordination of efforts by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy, BIO said in a response to the Air Force’s Request for Information on the commercial status and market for advanced drop-in biofuels. 

Sep 29 2011

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will bring together industry leaders, university researchers, and venture capitalists to facilitate networking and business partnerships between companies from the United States and Asia. 

Sep 28 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five agricultural research project grants aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets and generating rural jobs. BIO thanks USDA and congratulates member companies participating in the projects.

Sep 28 2011

The Mississippi Biotechnology Association has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations, a confederation of state-based trade organizations.These groups are recognized by BIO as affiliate organizations in their respective states.

Sep 20 2011

Elaine Chao will provide a keynote address at the upcoming inaugural BIO China International Conference on October 12-13 in Shanghai, China

Sep 19 2011

  The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the preliminary set of speakers who will be featured on the Therapeutic Workshops during the10th annual BIO Investor Forum to be held October 25 - 26 in San Francisco, CA. 

Sep 16 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on President Obama's new initiatives to grow the nation's bioeconomy.