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Risks and Benefits from Synbio Processes

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At this Wednesday morning BIO World Congress session, Thomas Ishoey, VP at Synthetic Genomics gave an overview of applying synthetic biology towards the development of proprietary synthetic routes, and key genes/pathways for strain development of enzymes and renewable chemicals. The benefits include, creating proprietary pathways and discovery and engineering of new to the world molecules, their activities and allowing scalable, robust routes, and cost parity to incumbent technologies. Some challenges mentioned were based on aerobic metabolism, low biomass Read More >

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Algae and cow cells: BIO members using plants, animals in new ways

Algae oil into fuel

Sara Wyant, Editor/Publisher at Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. attended the 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and wrote a great piece highlighting the conference: * * * Algae and leaf-based oils for food and fuel, meat without slaughter, and healthy sugar are all part of the not-so-distant future envisioned at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO’s) World Congress in Montreal this week. “Our world needs what we in this room are doing,” Jonathan Wolfson, CEO of Read More >

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Biobased Innovations for the Coming Decade

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Tuesday’s Breakfast Plenary Session at BIO World Congress was introduced by Rina Singh, Senior Director at BIO, who highlighted that BIO can help startups cut their cost of doing business through the BIO Business Solutions offered free to BIO members. This program offers discounted services such as office supplies and shipping. The plenary was sponsored by BASF. BASF are celebrating their 150th anniversary. Based in over 200 countries, BASF sees a number of key trends for the chemical Read More >

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Achieving Sustainability in the Biobased Economy

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Monday’s General Plenary Session at BIO World Congress was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization. Working with clients and partners, it provides innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. Denise LeBlanc, General Manager of the Aquatic and Resource Development section spoke to their capability and that they are “open for business” and welcomes BIO members to use their capability to help build Read More >

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Glucan Renewables Winner of Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

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Renewable chemistry venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners and bioeconomy communications agency Sustainability Consult partnered on the Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award, awarded to Glucan Biorenewables at the BIO World Congress on July 20. Following a public vote with almost 8,000 votes cast, the Top-5 companies were shortlisted. These companies then presented to a jury of industry experts at the BIO World Congress in Montreal. The Top-5 shortlisted companies (in alphabetical order): Eggplant reuses wastewater as Read More >

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