Teleconference: BIO and Advanced Biofuel Companies to Discuss Anticipated 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

--()--Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO):

WHAT:   The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) established national goals for reducing U.S. reliance on foreign oil by producing biofuels and bringing new advanced technologies to the market. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Fuels America will host a roundtable teleconference for reporters, with advanced biofuel companies discussing their measurable progress and milestones toward meeting these goals. The industry is awaiting proposed RFS rules for biofuel production and use in 2013.
 
WHO:

Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO;

Christopher G. Standlee, Executive Vice President, Abengoa Bioenergy;

Wade Robey, Board Member, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels;

Jan Koninckx, Global Business Director for Biorefineries, DuPont Industrial Biosciences.

 
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET
 
RSVP:

Reporters may access the “2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Potential” teleconference through an Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number. To reserve space and receive dialing instructions, please contact Paul Winters, Communications Director, BIO at 202-962-9237 or pwinters@bio.org.

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtechNOW.

About Fuels America

Fuels America is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America. Fuels America is founded on a simple core principle: Renewable fuel is good for the U.S. economy, for our nation’s energy security and for the environment. Join us in spreading the word about the importance of renewable fuel by signing the Pledge for America’s Energy Future or visiting fuelsamerica.org

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Paul Winters, 202-962-9237
or
Colleen Lerro, 202-470-5207
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech

Release Summary

BIO, Fuels America, and companies planning to begin production of cellulosic biofuel in 2013 and 2014 will discuss anticipated rules for the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard to be released by EPA.

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Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Paul Winters, 202-962-9237
or
Colleen Lerro, 202-470-5207
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech