Compilation: EBRC Policy Papers in Response to the 2022 Bioeconomy Executive Order

Publication Date: December 2022 (updated 2023)

On September 12, 2022, President Biden released an Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. This Executive Order calls for “a whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.” The Executive Order follows additional action by the United States Congress to support the bioeconomy and biomanufacturing, most notably the passage of Title IV—Bioeconomy Research and Development in the Chips and Science Act.

To capitalize on this moment of importance and enthusiasm for a growing and robust U.S. bioeconomy, EBRC is publishing a series of policy white papers on topics of importance to EBRC members and the engineering biology community that we believe can provide guidance and recommendations to the federal agencies tasked with responding to the Executive Order. Below you will find a compilation of the papers published on December 1, 2022.

Executive Order: Section 1 – Policy.; Section 3 – Harnessing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing R&D to Further Societal Goals.

Keywords: engineering biology, Executive Order, moonshots, standards and metrics, regulations, platform vulnerabilities, biosecurity, biosafety, education, workforce, global bioeconomy

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