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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Media Overview of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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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!

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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

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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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Philadelphia Proclaims Energy Independence During BIO’s World Congress

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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology began in Philadelphia, with an expected 1,100 attendees from 35 countries coming to the city. The city provided a warm welcome to the attendees, declaring Monday May 12, 2014 “Energy Independence Day.” The official proclamation, signed by the Hon. Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, “urge[s] all citizens to be aware of the importance of sustainable energy,” and recognizes Novozymes, who, “with the help of biotechnology, has enabled the Read More >

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Big Oil Asks Congress to Do What the Courts Denied

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“This contention is meritless.” Doesn’t “withstand scrutiny.” “Ignores salient facts.” That was the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Monroe Energy and PBF Energy’s challenge to the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard. The companies asked the Court to vacate the entire RFS for 2013, claiming the blendwall makes it impossible for them to comply with the RFS and EPA did not use its waiver authority to reduce biofuel use. “Neither Read More >

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