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Why the Farm Bill is a Big Win for Biofuels

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BIO‘s Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the industrial & environmental section, wrote a noteworthy op-ed titled “Some Good News for a Change: Why The Farm Bill Is a Big Win for Biofuels and Biorefineries.” Published in Biofuels Digest, Brent discusses how the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill was the much needed good news for the biofuels industry in light of the recent EPA’s proposed RVO rule as part of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Read More >

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BIO Gearing Up to Announce the 2014 Washington Carver Award Recipient

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BIO will present the 7th annual George Washington Carver Award to a key innovator who has changed the landscape for the industrial biotechnology industry at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology which will be held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. This award emphasizes the important goal of using biotech innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains. Born in slavery, around 1864, George Washington Carver became a prominent leader in the field of plant biology, Read More >

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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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