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ICYMI: BIO Speaks at #ABLC2016

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“From 2012 to 2020 renewable chemicals markets are expected to double in size to account for 11 to 13 % of the total chemical industry,” stated BIO’s Brent Erickson. On Thursday, February 17, 2016, BIO’s Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Environmental Section spoke at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) located at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. In case you were unable to attend this year’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC), below is an Read More >

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BIO Opens Nominations for Award Honoring an Outstanding Woman in Biotech

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The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. Rosalind Franklin conceived and captured Photograph 51 of the “B” form of DNA in 1952, while at King’s College in London. This photograph, acquired through 100 hours of X-ray exposure from a machine Dr. Franklin herself refined, revealed the structure of DNA.  The discovery of Read More >

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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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