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RFS: Shifting Focus on to Climate Change

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Dueling studies highlight focus on climate impacts of renewable fuel standard. In a recent ClimateWire piece, Environment & Energy reporters Tiffany Stecker and Julia Pyper, highlighted two opposing stances on whether or not biofuels contribute to the increase of greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Working Group released a study late June that found U.S. EPA’s proposed cut in the amount of ethanol would “prevent 3 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere — the Read More >

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There’s Biotechnology in Soap? Should I Be Worried?

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On May 30th, 2014 the New York Times released an article entitled “Companies Quietly Apply Biofuel Tools to Household Products.” This title is intentionally alarming to readers because it sounds like biotech companies are secretly sneaking genetic strains into everyday consumer products. But this is even more alarming to BIO because the author failed to do her homework on how the science works.  BIO has for years been touting the fact that biotechnology applications are Read More >

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Media Overview of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Media in attendance included: Melody Bomgardner, Chemical & Engineering News Geoffrey Carr, The Economist  Rebecca Coons, Chemical Week Philippa Davies, Tecnon OrbiChem Doris De-Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Dick Flanagan, World-Generation Neil Eisberg, Chemistry & Read More >

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New Uses for CO2

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Robert Conrado of LanzaTech opened the Thursday morning panel of the BIO World Congress focusing on the many new uses for utilizing CO2. Similar to the panelists, LanzaTech is on the forefront of using CO2 for the conversion of valuable fuels and chemicals. CO2 Solutions focused on the many new opportunities for biotech that arise by harnessing nature for carbon capture and in turn reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions and addressing climate change. While CO2 capture Read More >

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Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part II

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Breakout Sessions Known for their investment and R&D in cellulosic sugars, Brazil is leading the way in modern innovations in industrial biotech. The World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, BIO World Congress Programming included a Track Session on the “Evolution and Trends in Public Policies for Industrial Biotechnology in Brazil. ” Moderated by Nelson Akio Fujimoto, Secretary, Secretary of Innovation/ Brazilian Ministry of Development, Read More >

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