Author Archive: Kate Shenk

Kate Shenk

Kate Shenk is the Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Biobased Products & Renewable chemicals in the Industrial and Environmental Section at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining BIO in May 2013, Kate worked at DCLRS where she focused on agriculture and pesticide legislative and regulatory issues. Outside of BIO, Kate is active with Women in Government Relations and sits on the Board of Directors. Originally from Rhode Island, Kate misses the beach the most and tries to get back during the summer months as much as possible.

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Advances in Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Enzymes Shine at BIO World Congress


“Natural and organic personal care is the fastest growing sector of the global personal care industry.” Kathy Lowther opened the discussion focused on Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Enzymes Destined for Food Ingredients, Cosmetics and Personal Care Sectors by getting the attention of the audience with the projection that the fastest growing sector will reach $14 billion by 2015. Based in Alberta, Lowther discussed how the province will be joining this ever growing market. Alberta’s Specialty Read More >

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Biofuels – Hope For Our Energy Future


Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest poised the thought — In order to grant the worlds population in 2050 the same energy lifestyle we share today, we will need 5x as much as energy as we currently have today. Lane introduced the panelists of advanced biofuels producers, government officials, and biofuels customers for a moderated discussion to address the challenges and hope placed on biofuels to bridge the gap, allowing 9Billion people in 2050 to enjoy our Read More >

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