Industrial and Energy Priorities
Scientists are now utilizing biotechnology to improve manufacturing processes, chemical synthesis and production. The same genomic and proteomic technologies used to discover new drugs and therapeutics are changing the way consumer products are being made and leading to the development of a renewable source of clean energy.
Public Policy Priorities for Industrial Biotechnology
- Promote continued investment in developing ethanol production capacity, including biomass-based (cellulosic) feedstock.
- Advocate for tax credits for the creation of bio-based fuels, products, processes and production facilities.
- Support adoption of bio-based product procurement programs.
Recent BIO Letters, Testimony or Comments
Biofuels: BIO Opposes New Hampshire's Proposed Ethanol Ban (April 28, 2011)
BIO presented testimony to the New Hampshire State Senate Transportation Committee arguing that a proposed ban on corn ethanol would have a chilling effect on investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels, including for research and development being done by New Hampshire companies and universities.
Read the testimony (325 KB PDF)