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BIO Submits Comments to the EPA’s 2014 RVO Proposed Rule

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The public comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 proposal on the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) closed Tuesday January 28, 2014, with the agency receiving 16,575 comments.  On behalf of its members, BIO submitted over fifty pages of comments, stressing that the proposed changes to the RFS would be detrimental to the cellulosic and advanced biofuels industry. In a recent press release, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, stated Read More >

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Join BIO and Fuels America in Voicing Support for the RFS

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The Only Existing Transportation Fuel Program to Tackle Climate Change Is in Danger The Fuels America Coalition will be holding a digital “Day of Action” on January 23, seeking out supporters of renewable fuel. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the foundation for increasing production and use of renewable fuels in the United States. Renewable fuels reduce our dependence on oil, help diminish our carbon emissions, and provide economic opportunities across the country. But the Read More >

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BIO 2013 Pacific Rim Summit Ends with a Look at Natural Gas

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This year marked the first time in the event’s eight year history that it was held in California. With 400 attendees present, BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit had a record number of exhibitors, poster presenters, and media present. BIO concluded its summit with a robust plenary titled, The Golden Age of Gas, moderated by Jonathan Burbaum, Program Director at ARPA-E, panelists consisted of the Laurel Harmon, VP of Government Relations, Lanzatech, Alan Shaw, Chairman of the Board, Read More >

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J.Craig Venter Carries BIO into the Second Half of its Pacific Rim Summit

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on a media call to announce a new Department of Navy Farm to Fleet initiative. Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Mabus will highlight the benefits of advanced biofuels to create jobs in rural America and to ensure a dependable, domestic fuel supply for our nation’s military. The conference call for the Navy/USDA biofuel procurement announcement was originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 but Read More >

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BIO Celebrates Day One of its 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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On Monday, December 09, 2013, BIO kicked off its Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy with five track sessions showcasing the latest innovative technologies in feedstocks, renewable chemical platforms, advanced biofuels and synthetic biology and algae and marine biotechnology.  Monday’s sessions of note included Optimizing Algae Production for Beneficial Bioproducts, Production of Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels from Cellulosic Biomass, and Renewable Chemicals and Consumer Products.    Moderated by Jim Flatt of Synthetic Genomics, Optimizing Read More >

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