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RFS Proposal Supports Green Energy Breakthroughs

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the following statement on the administration’s proposal on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Batchelor, vice president of BIO's industrial & environmental section:

Administration Undermines Farmers and Rural Economies With Unjustifiable Renewable Fuel Standard Waivers

Washington, D.C. (August 10, 2019) –The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the following statement on the administration’s decision to issue 31 small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

2020 Renewable Fuel Increase Could Be Welcome News for Advanced Biofuels

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2020.

Financing Our Energy Future Act Will Foster Innovative, Bio-Based Projects

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today thanked Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Ron Estes (R-Kan.) for introducing the Financing Our Energy Future Act.

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. 

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. 

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.

Year-Round Use of 15 Percent Biofuels in Gasoline Will Reduce Pollution and Save Americans Billions of Dollars

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rule allowing for the year-round use E15 gasoline.

Congress to EPA: Stop Undercutting Family Farms and Our Nation’s Renewable Fuel Future

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood today expressed support for a U.S. House of Representatives letter, authored by Representatives Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) and Adrian Smith (R-Neb.), requesting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler immediately end the practice of granting small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for large or unqualified refiners. 

BIO Submits Comments Supportive of EPA Plan to Allow Year-Round Use of E15

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today submitted comments supportive of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Proposed Rulemaking for Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15 and to Elements of the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Compliance System,” which would allow for year-round use of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol.