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Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Winners Attending the BIO 2015 World Congress

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Every year since 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors companies which use innovative efforts to tackle climate change with their Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge. This year two of the award recipients will be attending BIO’s 2015 World Congress! LanzaTech Inc. and Renmatix, both of which are BIO members, won awards for Greener Synthetic Pathways and Small Business, respectively. LanzaTech, based in Skokie, Illinois, was recognized for their Gas Fermentation Process which uses microbes Read More >

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BIO Members Receive 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

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Today, BIO announced that two of its member companies, Amyris and Solazyme, Inc., have received awards in the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge for industrial biotechnology applications that produce farnesene and algae oils. Green Chemistry or sustainable chemistry aims to design and produce cost-competitive chemical products and processes that reduce pollution at the source.  Specifically, it minimizes or eliminates the hazards of chemical feedstocks, reagents, solvents, and products.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that industrial Read More >

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Biobased Product Potential for Rural Job Creation

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The Senate Agriculture Committee today held a hearing on “Growing Jobs in Rural America” (watch the webcast). Dr. Marc Verbruggen, President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC based in Wayzata, Minn., and Dr. Oliver P. Peoples, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Metabolix, Inc. based in Cambridge, Mass., both BIO members, testified about their companies’ plans for growth and job creation. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chair of the committee, “called the rural economy a bright spot Read More >

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