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BIO Statement on Confirmation of Ms. Seema Verma

Mar 13 2017

BIO congratulates Ms. Seema Verma on her successful confirmation to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We look forward to working with her and Secretary Price to advance...

BIO President & CEO Greenwood Testifies to House Subcommittee on the Next Farm Bill

Mar 9 2017
BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood today delivered testimony to a House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, Hearing: The Next Farm Bill: Rural Development & Energy Programs.

BIO is Now Accepting Nominations for its Fourth Annual Rosalind Franklin Award

Mar 8 2017
BIO began accepting nominations for its fourth annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology.  Each year, this award is given to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. The 2017 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award will be presented at the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The deadline for nominations is March 24, 2017.

BIO Presents Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) Legislator of the Year Award

Feb 28 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today presented Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) its Industrial & Environmental Section Legislator of the Year Award, recognizing the Senator’s steadfast commitment to growing South Dakota’s and the nation’s biobased economy.

BIO Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Denial of Petitions for Rulemaking to Change the RFS Point of Obligation

Feb 22 2017
In BIO’s view, granting the petitions to change the point of obligation would create unnecessary regulatory uncertainty and fail to further the statutory goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS”) program.

Nominations Now Open for the BIO George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

Feb 22 2017
The ninth annual George Washington Carver Award will recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to building the biobased economy by applying industrial biotechnology to create sustainable and environmentally sustainable products. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will begin accepting nominations for the Award today, February 22, 2017. 

BIO Submits Comments on EPA Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

Feb 16 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. BIO supports EPA’s ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).

BIO Statement on National Academies’ Consensus Study on Human Gene Editing

Feb 14 2017
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO James C. Greenwood issued the following statement  regarding the Consensus Study on Human Gene Editing, released today by the Human Gene Editing Initiative of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine (NAS/NAM)

EU’s Anti-Science Comitology Reform Threatens Innovation

Feb 14 2017
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2017) – The European Commission announced today a proposal to revise its Comitology Regulation forcing policy decisions to individual EU member countries.

BIO Announces Gary Andres as the New Senior Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Feb 14 2017
Long-time Majority Staff Director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Dr. Gary Andres joins BIO as Senior Executive Vice President of Public Affairs.