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BIO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation That Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals

Jul 30 2015
BIO expresses thanks to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) for introducing, H.R. 3390, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production or investment tax credits currently available to other renewable energy producers.

BIO Joins Coalition Cautioning Against Further Restructuring of Japan’s Pharmaceutical Pricing Structure

Jul 29 2015
Today BIO joined a coalition of organizations urging the Government of Japan to maintain the established reimbursement pricing structure for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuel Trade Association Comments on EPA Proposal for 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards

Jul 27 2015
BIO’s comments make clear that if the agency does not correct its course on the program, it will continue to undermine the goals and requirements of the statute, undercut investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels, and raise greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation fuel sector.

BIO Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Jul 23 2015
Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2015) – In bipartisan action today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599) was passed by a vote of 275 to 150.  The bill provides a national, consumer-friendly approach to the labeling of foods made with or without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).    

BIO Thanks Senate Finance Committee for Considering Tax Extender Legislation

Jul 22 2015
BIO thanked Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other committee members for marking up legislation to extend critical tax incentives. The legislation would extend for two years the important Research & Development Tax Credit, the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, and the Controlled Foreign Corporation Look-Through Rule. 

The 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Closes in Montreal - Event Sets New Record for Partnering Meetings

Jul 22 2015
This year’s Conference drew around 1,200 industry leaders from 725 companies, 50 countries and 37 states, as well as the District of Columbia. Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,400 partnering meetings, a 40% increase from the 2014 BIO World Congress.

BIO CEO Participates in Stakeholder Forum on the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

Jul 16 2015
BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood was invited to make a presentation and participate in today’s national stakeholder forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to announce the new Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (“Section 9003 Program”).

Media Advisory: Dr. Jennifer Holmgren to Receive BIO Award Honoring an Outstanding Woman in Industrial Biotechnology

Jul 14 2015
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer of the innovative carbon recycling company LanzaTech, will deliver remarks and will be presented the inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award by BIO at the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal.

BIO Applauds Committee Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Jul 14 2015
BIO applauds bipartisan action today by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee to advance the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599).

Media Advisory: Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 George Washington Carver Award

Jul 13 2015
The George Washington Carver Award Will Be Presented at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology; Winner to Provide Remarks