BIO Congratulates Gevo on Successful Plant Startup

  BIO Congratulates Gevo on Successful Plant Startup

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- August 26, 2013

James C. Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO), today attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of Gevo’s new
demonstration-scale biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas, and issued the following

“Industrial biotechnology companies such as Gevo show the true scope and reach
of American innovation and ingenuity. After you visit these companies, after
you see how entrepreneurs like Gevo CEO Pat Gruber and his team are
strengthening and revitalizing American manufacturing, it’s hard not to be
bullish about the future of industrial biotech and of our country.

“Looking at this operation, you can see that this industry not only is for
real, but also has the potential to help transform our future; to lessen our
dependence on foreign petroleum; to help reinvigorate American industry and
manufacturing; and to create good-paying American jobs in Silsbee, Texas, and
in hard working communities across the country.

“Gevo’s new biorefinery is showing us the role that industrial biotech can
play in a renaissance in America’s chemical industry. It is showing us how
American companies can compete and capture more of our share of the $2.4
trillion global clean energy market and the $3.7 trillion global chemicals

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.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Investor Forum
October 8-9, 2013
San Francisco, CA

BIO IPCC Conference
November 6-8, 2013
Washington, DC

BIO Convention in China
November 11-13, 2013
Beijing, China

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy
December 8-11, 2013
San Diego, CA

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 10-11, 2014
New York, NY


Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Paul Winters, 202-962-9237
Twitter: @IAmBiotech
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