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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for DuPont, Honored for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology In a recent press release, BIO Announced DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award at their annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Kullman will be the first woman to receive the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2008. “Ellen is always looking for opportunities to apply today’s breaking science to major global challenges Read More >

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A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence

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In 1973, Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S. Similar to the oil embargo in 1973, the recent military actions carried out by Russia in the Ukraine should remind the U.S. how easily oil can become an unreliable, expensive source of energy. Therefore, Read More >

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The 2014 Farm Bill Becomes Law at MSU

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The Lansing State Journal recently published an noteworthy editorial titled Allen Julian and Peter Pellerito: MSU a good site to sign Farm Bill. Allen Julian is the chief business officer of MBI International and Peter Pellerito is a senior policy Consultant at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Both provide readers excellent insight to why Michigan was a fitting choice for the final signing of the 2014 Farm Bill: When President Obama toured the MBI facility and Read More >

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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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