Author Archive: Paul Winters

Paul Winters

Paul is a communications director for BIO. An alumnus of UCLA and the University of California Davis, he moved to Washington, DC, in 2000.

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Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following a well-worn campaign formula, threatening individual consumer product companies with boycotts to force them to abandon biotechnology. The groups’ campaign has resulted in some inconsistent advice for consumers. Friends of the Earth recently advocated the use of palm oil in Read More >

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DOE Biomass 2014 Conference Highlights Renewable Chemicals

Brent Erickson

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its seventh annual conference—Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy, focusing on innovative technologies, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section, spoke at a Plenary Session titled Policy Challenges and Opportunities for Growing the Bioeconomy, at which the head’s of several Washington trade groups discussed meeting the challenges and leveraging opportunities that Read More >

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Media Overview of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

World Congress

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Media in attendance included: Melody Bomgardner, Chemical & Engineering News Geoffrey Carr, The Economist  Rebecca Coons, Chemical Week Philippa Davies, Tecnon OrbiChem Doris De-Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Dick Flanagan, World-Generation Neil Eisberg, Chemistry & Read More >

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2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Wraps-up with Record Breaking Attendance!

World Congress

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology was unlike any that preceded it. BIO hosted over 1,100 attendees at this year’s conference – of which 45% were from outside the United States. About half of the attendees were at a Director or an Executive career level while the other 50% of attendees consisted of researchers, scientists academia, and chief officers. Full conference registrants had access to BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ System which allowed them to quickly identify potential Read More >

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BIO World Congress Member News Roundup

World Congress

We have officially completed  Day 2 of the 2014 BIO world Congress Industrial Biotechnology!  With that our member companies have shared with us some newsworthy announcements and exciting achievements! Additionally, BIO welcomed 9 new members to its Industrial and Environmental Section. The new members include Arzeda Corporation, Seattle, WA Biosynthetic Technologies, Irvine, CA Evolva, Mill Valley, CA Green Biologics, Gahanna, OH Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge, MA Reluceo Holdings LLC, Plymouth, MN Sage Bioproducts, Denver, CO Succinity Read More >

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