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BIO President: Executive Order on Agricultural Biotechnology Is ‘Important Step Forward’

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today expressed support for President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, titled “Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products.” 

Ending Unjustified RFS Waivers Will Put America on a More Sustainable Path

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today expressed support for a U.S. Senate letter, authored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), requesting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler end the practice of granting small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for large or unqualified refiners and immediately reallocate the gallons of biofuels lost as a result of the waivers. 

BIO 2019 Wraps Up Week of Biotechnology Progress

United under the Convention theme, “It Starts With One,” companies, academic centers, patient groups, researchers, regulatory leaders and investors worked to progress approaches in key areas, such as drug development, patient access, gene therapy, diversity and inclusion, opioids, renewable fuels and agriculture. 

BIO Statement on USDA Proposed Rule for Biotechnology Regulations

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of proposed revisions to its biotechnology regulations, referred to by the agency as the “SECURE” rule.

United’s ‘Flight for the Planet’ Utilizing Biotechnology for Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight of its Kind

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement today on the departure of United Airlines’ “Flight for the Planet.” The flight, which is traveling on World Environment Day from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, is the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. 

BIO Applauds House Passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds members of the House of Representatives for passing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI) of 2019.

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BIO Releases Bioscience Economic Development Guide

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released “Transforming Ideas into Advances: Best Practices in State and Regional Bioscience Economic Development Initiatives”. 

BIO Elects Dr. Jeremy Levin as New Board Chair

A new slate of officers and Board members were elected during the 2019 BIO International Convention

Time for Congress to Bring Certainty to Biofuels Industry

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today expressed support for a U.S. House of Representatives letter, authored by Representatives Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) and Josh Harder (D-Calif.) and signed by 17 additional members, urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) to extend—and retroactively apply—the expired Second-Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second-Generation Biofuel Plant Property, and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit.