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BIO’s 2014 Pacific Rim Summit Programming Will Put India in the Spotlight

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In a recent article, The Hindu argues why India needs to start expanding its foot print in the rapidly advancing field of Synthetic Biology. G. Padmanaban explains that Synthetic Biology has garnered so much “hype” because scientists are looking for better ways to construct new organisms performing unique functions such as processing signals, storing information and carrying out analogue functions. That being said, the growth of Synthetic Biology is still being met with some roadblocks in India: “MNCs Read More >

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Advanced Biofuel Producers Are Reaching Milestones in Commercial Development

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In a recent press release, BIO announced its Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track Sessions to be showcased at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Advanced biofuels companies are reaching a key stage of commercialization this year, with three commercial scale pioneer plants scheduled to come online,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s World Congress will provide a status report on additional advanced biofuel technologies – such as aviation 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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RFS Under Fire: History, Significance and Current Issues

RFS Under Fire: History, Significance and Current Issues

Unquestionably, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most important policy affecting the U.S. biofuels industry. It supports the market for first-generation biofuels, creates the market for second-generation biofuels and it is vital to boosting the nation’s reliance on advanced biofuels from non-food-related feedstocks. This pivotal policy, however, has vocal opponents who have filed lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), held Congressional hearings and formed stakeholder coalitions. On Wednesday, BIO ’ s International Convention featured Read More >

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When it Comes to Biofuels Driving the Economy, The Sky is the Limit

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Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrote a column talking about the unlimited opportunities for biofuels to grow the rural economy. He highlighted what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has already done to support biofuels including loan guarantees and research centers, and talked about the contributions biofuels have already made to strengthen our nation’s economic and energy security. The United States is rapidly building a biobased economy, where biotechnology is used to convert Read More >

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