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BIO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation That Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals


July 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

WASHINGTON

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) expresses thanks to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) for introducing H.R. 3390, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production or investment tax credits currently available to other renewable energy producers.

Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, stated:

“Federal policies that provide production or investment tax incentives for renewable chemicals will stimulate venture capital and domestic production of innovative renewable chemicals, pay strong dividends in the future of U.S. chemical manufacturing, improve trade balance, maintain U.S. leadership in biotechnology, clean tech and manufacturing, create thousands of high quality U.S. jobs and provide stability to volatile petroleum prices.

“By creating a level playing field in tax policy, U.S. industrial biotech companies can innovate and develop new renewable chemicals for the production of biobased products. Putting homegrown technologies to work will create high-quality rural jobs, spur economic growth, and will impact a cleaner environment. This bill will help us grow our emerging biobased economy. We thank Representatives Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, and Neal for supporting innovation and helping U.S. companies compete in a rapidly growing global chemicals market.”

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

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October 14-16, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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October 20-21, 2015
San Francisco, CA

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November 2-4, 2015
Munich, Germany

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
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