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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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BIO Testifies at the EPA Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the RFS

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Today, December 5, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), held a public hearing for the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program. The EPA has drafted amendments to the RFS program regulations which was established in the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. This law determines the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. Read More >

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BIO Hosts Rep. Scott Peters at 2013 Pac Rim Summit

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In a recent press release, BIO announced that Rep. Scott Peters (D), of the 52nd Congressional District of California, will deliver opening remarks at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. BIO’s unique conference, focusing on the growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas, will be co-organized by Biocom and held in San Diego, December 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. “I am honored to welcome BIO and its member organizations Read More >

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Biofuels & Innovative Biorefineries Featured at BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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Advanced biofuels and biorefinery platforms for drop-in and aviation fuels are ready for commercialization.  In a recent press release, BIO highlighted several presentations to be showcased at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy that will focus on the advanced biofuel sector evolving in Asia and the Americas. “The BIO Pacific Rim Summit’s track on advanced biofuels will assess investment and development in cutting edge renewable fuels for aviation, for defense industries Read More >

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