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Erick Lutt

Erick Lutt is a Director for Policy for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) Industrial and Environmental Section (IES). In this role, Erick is responsible for developing policy options for the IES Governing Board and working groups, and focuses on advanced biofuels, algae biofuels, biobased products, and agricultural feedstocks. Erick enjoys the opportunity the position provides to interact with Congress and the Administration on the important role biotechnology plays in energy, biofuels, environmental, and agricultural policy. Prior to joining BIO, Erick worked for former United States Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska as his Legislative Assistant for Agriculture, Biofuels, Biotech, Energy, Environment, and Trade. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife, swimming, playing on the BIO softball team, and going to Nationals’ games.

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#BIOWC16: “Cellulosic Biorefineries – Where Are We Today and Where will We Be Tomorrow”

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“The Cellulosic Ethanol – Where are We Today and Where Will Be Tomorrow” panel started off the Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Steve Hartig from ICM kicked off the panel by providing an overview of the current challenges in scaling up production of cellulosic ethanol. While large-scale cellulosic ethanol from crop residues is seeing challenges in financing and logistics, continued advancements in technology will allow us to Read More >

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Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels

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This morning, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees had the opportunity to hear about the future of drop-in Biofuels in the Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels track during Tuesday’s Breakout Sessions. The track was kicked off by moderator and presenter, Glenn Johnston of Gevo who gave an overview of drop-in biofuels and how they are substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. Because of this drop-ins minimize infrastructure compatibility issues. Johnston then handed the panel Read More >

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The Next Generation is Here Today


“It is gratifying to see these companies coming to scale and new technologies that don’t fit our typical view of feedstocks being developed,” said Mark Bunger, Research Director of Lux Research, Inc. “Biotechnology and industrial biotechnology are just getting started and we’ll continue to be blown away by the developments in the industry throughout our lifetimes.” Lux was discussing the great strides being made in the development of feedstocks and the next generation of biorefineries Read More >

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