BIO Announces Plenary Sessions for 10th Annual BIO Investor Forum

Oct 6 2011
BIO Investor Forum will be held October 25 – 26 in San Francisco, CA 

Farm Bill Should Include Energy Programs to Provide Important Market for Agricultural Products, BIO Says

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.

BIO Encourages Swift Enactment of Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

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.

BIO Statement on “Food Labeling” Petition to FDA

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.

BIO China International Conference Highlights Intellectual Property

Oct 4 2011
Inaugural BIO China event will be held October 12-13 in Shanghai

National Academies Report on the Renewable Fuel Standard Highlights Need for Long-Term Policy Stability

Oct 4 2011
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.

Council of State Bioscience Associations Announces New Board Leadership

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.

Advanced Biofuels for Military Use On a Path to Commercialization, BIO Says

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. 

Pacific Rim Summit to Host International Industry, Academic Discussions on Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals

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. 

USDA Research Grants Will Help Develop Next Generation Crops for Advanced Biofuels

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.