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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. 

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.

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.

BIO Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letters Supporting Funding of Farm Bill Energy Programs

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood today applauded a Senate letter authored by Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a House letter authored by Representatives Angie Craig (D-Minn.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) expressing support for funding Farm Bill energy programs in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations.

BIO Congratulates Members for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2017) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today congratulated member companies Merck & Co., Inc., Amgen Inc., and Dow Chemical Company for receiving 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The awards, given by the EPA, recognize company innovation and biotechnology’s contribution to reducing pollution.

Presentation at the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Conference

Presentation at International Science Attachés Briefing

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

At its tenth anniversary, the Renewable Fuel Standard's requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced associated carbon emissions by 589.3 million metric tons.