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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CO2 Can Be Part of the Solution

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That was the bold message from startup EnobraQ during a Wednesday morning panel at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The panel sessions were still going strong on the final day of the Congress, and with a large number of startups presenting it seemed to be the start of a new round of technology transfer and commercialization. An interesting group of presentations focused on the use of sunlight and carbon capture for Read More >

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#BIOWC16: An Overview of the Synthetic Biology Track

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Design. Build. Test. Learn. That has been the mantra for companies presenting in the Synthetic Biology track at the 13th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Synthetic biology is an extension of the continuum of innovation in genetic engineering. This emerging field of research, development and commercialization of new biotechnology products applies the rigor of traditional engineering and computer science to life science applications. One of the first sessions of the World Congress adopted Read More >

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Biotech Companies Find Solutions through Synthetic Biology

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Several small companies presented their business models and milestones in the New and Innovative Technological Advances breakout session during the opening day of BIO’s World Congress. Each of the companies started out seeking an alternative to petroleum as a raw material for plastics and other polymers used in everyday household products. Additionally, these companies were united in finding unique solutions to scientific challenges through synthetic biology approaches. Eric Althoff, CBO of ten-year-old Arzeda, described his Read More >

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Environmental Group Praises the Carbon Benefits of Gasoline

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Groundhog Day arrived ahead of schedule this year, as the World Resources Institute launched its annual attack on biofuels. But the yearly ritual took on a tinge of April Fools’ Day as the environmental group oddly advocated that the U.S. firmly establish the blend wall in regulatory rules and thereby guarantee fossil fuels a 90 percent share of the gasoline market. The institute released a “new” report titled “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Read More >

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Emmetsburg Turns Out for Grand Opening of Project Liberty

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On Sept. 3, 2014, I joined hundreds of attendees celebrating the opening of POET-DSM’s $275 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project Liberty is the first plant developed out of a joint venture between Royal DSM and Sioux Falls-based POET. POET-DSM hosted a well-deserved celebration of their technological and engineering achievement. The theme of the event, appropriately, was making cellulosic biofuels – once considered a fantasy – a reality. High-level guests speaking at the Read More >

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