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Nominations Now Open for the BIO George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

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Born into slavery, today George Washington Carver is an icon of American ingenuity. He worked to achieve a better life not only for himself but for all African Americans. A botanist and inventor, Carver’s research and promotion of alternative crops, such as peanuts, showed poor farmers how to increase their productivity and opportunities and improve their quality of life. He also developed and promoted more than 100 products made from peanuts and other crops that were useful for Read More >

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United States Navy Achieves Renewable Energy Milestone

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Navy launched the first vessels of its Great Green Fleet (GGF) at the San Diego Naval Air Station North Island, Carrier Pier. The GGF centerpiece is a carrier strike group—including an aircraft carrier and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer—deploying using energy conservation technologies, operating procedures and alternative energy in the course of its regular scheduled deployment in 2016. In 2009, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced five energy targets that the Department will need to meet over the course Read More >

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Biofuel Groups Challenge EPA Rule on 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards

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On Friday, January 8th, 2016, BIO, along with the Americans for Clean Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association, filed the first lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s final 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program. The group filed a formal petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and will file a preliminary, non-binding listing of issues Read More >

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2015: Industrial & Environmental

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2015 was a year of challenges and accomplishments for the Industrial Biotechnology Industry. Several issues, especially the Renewable Fuel Standard, were up for discussion and debate. Below are 10 noteworthy Industrial Biotechnology events that happened in 2015, making it a memorable year for the industry. Renewable Fuel Standard – On November 30th, the EPA announced its final rule setting the level of required volumes of biofuel for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with an additional 2017 Read More >

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DuPont Turns to Science for Answers

Never has it been more vital to find scientific fixes to the environmental problems facing our planet. Our petroleum-dependent global population is sprinting past seven billion, and with energy needs growing, one solution lies with biotechnology – using biology instead of geology to power our world. For nearly 215 years, DuPont has turned to science for answers, and at this critical juncture more than ever, this strategy holds. On October 30, DuPont celebrated the opening Read More >

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