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EPA’s Proposed Rule for the 2014 RFS Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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What Environmental Working Group Doesn’t Want You to Know On Friday March 28, the Environmental Working Group posted what they imagine to be a scathing critique of a recently published study, authored by BIO, of the greenhouse gas emissions impact of EPA’s proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014. (See Corn Is Magic? on the EWG.org site). It’s clear that the author never actually read our study, since her commentary has nothing to do with Read More >

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Advanced Biofuel Producers Are Reaching Milestones in Commercial Development

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In a recent press release, BIO announced its Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track Sessions to be showcased at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Advanced biofuels companies are reaching a key stage of commercialization this year, with three commercial scale pioneer plants scheduled to come online,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s World Congress will provide a status report on additional advanced biofuel technologies – such as aviation Read More >

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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for DuPont, Honored for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology In a recent press release, BIO Announced DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award at their annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Kullman will be the first woman to receive the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2008. “Ellen is always looking for opportunities to apply today’s breaking science to major global challenges Read More >

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A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence

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In 1973, Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S. Similar to the oil embargo in 1973, the recent military actions carried out by Russia in the Ukraine should remind the U.S. how easily oil can become an unreliable, expensive source of energy. Therefore, Read More >

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The 2014 Farm Bill Becomes Law at MSU

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The Lansing State Journal recently published an noteworthy editorial titled Allen Julian and Peter Pellerito: MSU a good site to sign Farm Bill. Allen Julian is the chief business officer of MBI International and Peter Pellerito is a senior policy Consultant at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Both provide readers excellent insight to why Michigan was a fitting choice for the final signing of the 2014 Farm Bill: When President Obama toured the MBI facility and Read More >

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