Brian Thome Joins BIO IES Governing Board


Brian Thome

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 6, 2017, Edeniq, Inc.’s President and CEO, Brian Thome, was elected to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization Industrial and Environmental Section’s Governing Board. In this role, Mr. Thome joins other industry leaders to help set the organization’s policy and other priorities that will help facilitate the growth of the biofuel and renewable chemical industries.

Thome states, “I am thrilled to join BIO’s IES Governing Board. BIO is a leading trade association that plays an essential role in advancing policies that help facilitate the investment, development and use of biofuels and renewable chemicals in the United States. I look forward to playing a leadership role in these efforts that are so important to the industry, and to helping to grow U.S. energy independence and security on the whole. Especially at this time of increasing advanced and cellulosic biofuel commercialization, it is crucial that the industry work together in a unified way to ensure continued growth of the entire value chain of biofuels and renewable chemicals.”

Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO’s IES, adds, “We are very pleased to have Brian bring his substantial industry background to our organization’s governing board. Edeniq’s industry partnerships and perspective on policy issues will broaden BIO’s impact on state and federal programs.”

About Edeniq, Inc.

Edeniq has developed leading processes for producing and measuring low-cost cellulosic ethanol. Edeniq’s operationally efficient solutions require zero capital investment and can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries. Edeniq currently sells or licenses its technologies to ethanol plants in the United States. Edeniq was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Visalia, California with a field office in Omaha, Nebraska. More information can be found at

About the Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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.

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