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2014 #BIOPacRim Wraps Up to be Another Successful Conference

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The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy was held December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. This conference focused solely on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. BIO hosted over 300 attendees at this year’s Summit along with media representation from the Industrial Biotechnology Publication, Life Science Foundation Magazine, Fuels and Lubes and The Daily Transcript. The 2014 Breakout Program featured 5 Read More >

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Panelists Look at Strategies for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals

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Attendees of the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, had the opportunity to hear from panelists regarding “Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals” as part of the Renewable Chemicals Platforms Track. Moderated by Bill Baum, of Genomatica, the session featured panelists, Hans van der Pol of Corbion, David Gogerty of Global Bioenergies, David Sudolsky of Anellotech Inc., and  Jose Laplaza of Verdezyne. Hans van der Pol, Director of Strategic Marketing and New Business Read More >

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#BIOPacRim: A Global Perpective on Growing Bioeconomy

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The Global Perspective on Growing the Bioeconomy Session was one of the multiple unique sessions finishing off the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Moderated by Zainal Abu Kasim of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, the panel consisted of Enrica Bargiacchi of the Consortium INSTM and Arno van de Kant, Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. Much of Zainal Abu Kasim’s discussion was around the growing biotechnology sector in Malaysia. Specifically, he addressed the role that the Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Read More >

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Bacon, Eggs and Feedstocks at the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit

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On Tuesday, December 9, BIO held a breakfast plenary titled “Feedstocks: A Global Comparison” which explored the realities faced by feedstock producers in today’s marketplace.  The plenary was moderated by Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica and included Ajarin Pattanapanchai, senior executive investment advisor of the Thailand Board of Investment, Timothy Volk, senior research associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Bill Levy, CEO of Pacific Ag Solutions. Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica opened his comments by Read More >

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The Future of Renewable Chemicals

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On Monday, the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy, heard from three companies and their perspectives on the future of renewable chemicals. Carolyn Fritz, Allylix, led the session and provided great insight to the similarities and differences among DuPont, BASF, and Green Biologics throughout the discussion. Markus Pompejus provided BASF’s perspective on biobased chemicals. BASF understands that sustainability is a goal of many of their customers including the brand owners who are Read More >

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