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BIO welcomes new member companies.

April 26, 2013

BIO welcomed new members Calysta Energy, American Science and Technology Corporation, LanzaTech, The Coca-Cola Company, Lignol Energy Corporation, Neol Biosolutions, and Plum Creek. Additionally, BIO welcomed Scott Vitters, General Manager, PlantBottle™ Packaging Platform, The Coca-Cola Company to its Industrial and Environmental Section Governing Board. Section represents companies at every stage of value chain in renewable feedstock, biofuel, biobased product, and renewable chemical production. Read More

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AASHTO President testifies on status of MAP-21 implementation.

April 26, 2013

AASHTO President Mike Lewis, Director of the RI DOT, testified before Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging Congress to allow implementation of "transformative policy and program reforms" included in MAP-21 to take place before contemplating major changes. Reforms are designed to accelerate project delivery, improve efficiency through performance measurement and transparency, and systematically address freight transportation needs. Read More

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Worldview Report, Innovation Scorecard released at BIO convention.

April 26, 2013

BIO has issued annual Scientific American Worldview Report and Bio-Innovation Scorecard. On April 24, Scientific American Worldview Super Session will take place during 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL. Moderated by Fareed Zakaria, Convention Super Session provides discussion forum for industry leaders on global state of biotech hubs and innovation around the globe. This edition of Scientific American Worldview will explore ongoing challenges and opportunities in biopharmaceutical industry, including looming innovation cliff potential. Read More

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BIO releases Bioscience Economic Development report.

April 26, 2013

"Bioscience Economic Development: Legislative Priorities, Best Practices, and Return On Investment" report highlights key examples of state efforts to grow and sustain the bioscience industry while emphasizing importance of developing trained workforces that will create, grow, and retain bioscience companies. Report also explores rationale behind current legislative efforts and offers reference guide showing application of specific legislation in certain states and outcomes. Read More

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BIO Gives PA Governor Tom Corbett 2013 Governor of the Year Award.

April 26, 2013

In recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening biotechnology and public health sectors within his state, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was honored with BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year award at 2013 BIO International Convention. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood lauded Corbett and his administration for developing and promoting "some of the industry’s best programs and standards, helping Pennsylvania stand tall among our nation’s greatest biotech hubs." Read More

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International Standards Projects reflect continued growth.

April 26, 2013

According to ASABE's Scott Cedarquist work on international standards for solid biofuels continues to expand, spurred on by needs of expanding industry. Technical Committee 238 (TC238), organized in 2007 by ISO to develop standards for solid biofuels, saw increased international participation at recent meeting, at which existing regional QA protocols were deemed adequate and group discussed new projects for thermally treated solid biofuels and safe handling of pelletized biofuels. Read More

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BIO International Convention will host Alzheimer's Forum.

April 26, 2013

At 2013 BIO International Convention, Alzheimer’s Forum will host panel discussions focused on early detection and prevention, role federal agencies are playing to help accelerate development of breakthrough treatments, as well as reviewing progress and identifying obstacles for research. Convention takes place April 22–25 in Chicago, IL, and agenda highlights of Alzheimer’s Forum will include Demystifying Alzheimer’s Disease, national planning, and future plans for addressing Alzheimer’s. Read More

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NREL Names New Executives to lead select research centers.

April 26, 2013

NREL made 3 key hires to lead research centers: 9-year NREL veteran Tom Foust as National Bioenergy Center Director, David Post as Center Director for Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), and Rich Greene as Biosciences Center Director. While Post comes to NREL with almost 40 years of experience in nuclear and chemical facilities engineering, design, construction, startup, operation, and maintenance, Greene joins NREL after 30 years of service to federal government. Read More