Author Archive: Paul Winters

Paul Winters

Paul is a communications director for BIO. An alumnus of UCLA and the University of California Davis, he moved to Washington, DC, in 2000.

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Blue Angels Fly on Advanced Biofuel Blend

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The Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron flew on a 50-50 blend of aviation biofuels during the Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s 2011 Air Expo over the Labor Day Weekend. Some inside the Washington Beltway may have thought they were seeing unicorns, but the Blue Angels’ air show and practice runs marked a high profile step in the military’s march toward use of renewable energy. In earlier remarks, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus noted Read More >

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Renewable Fuel Standard: BIO Testifies to EPA

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The Wall Street Journal printed a few weeks ago a severely misinformed opinion piece about the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Journal echoed remarks made by a representative of the National Petroleum Refiners Association at a recent EPA hearing on the proposed RFS rules for 2012, at which BIO also testified. NPRA claims that the RFS’s cellulosic waiver is a penalty that they have to pay for a product that doesn’t exist. However, BIO argued that Read More >

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Military Reliance on Oil Degrades Our National Security

Elizabeth L. King, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, last week wrote to the Senate Energy and Environment Committee about the importance of Sec. 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This law requires that any alternative fuels purchased by the federal government be better from an environmental perspective than the petroleum-based fuels they’re currently purchasing. King noted: Further, repeal or exemption [of Section 526] could hamper the Department’s efforts to provide Read More >

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Biobased Product Potential for Rural Job Creation

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The Senate Agriculture Committee today held a hearing on “Growing Jobs in Rural America” (watch the webcast). Dr. Marc Verbruggen, President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC based in Wayzata, Minn., and Dr. Oliver P. Peoples, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Metabolix, Inc. based in Cambridge, Mass., both BIO members, testified about their companies’ plans for growth and job creation. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chair of the committee, “called the rural economy a bright spot Read More >

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Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey Shows Bullish Market Expectations

Encouraged by the continued demand for alternative fuels, bioenergy executives are optimistic that their industry will be an increasingly investment-driven enterprise, according to the findings of the Summer 2011 Bioenergy Business Outlook survey.  The quarterly survey, co-sponsored by Biofuels Digest and BIO, was discussed at the BIO International Convention today by Jim Lane, editor of Biofuels Digest; Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO; and Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes North America. The survey reflects expectations for Read More >

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