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J. Craig Venter, Ph.D to Receive the 2016 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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BIO has officially named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the annual award honors an individual for carrying Read More >

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St. Patrick’s Day: Biotech and Beer!

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Every year on March 17, “the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.” …And when they say a whole lot of green, they also mean green beer! According to the National Retail Federation, around “37 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Read More >

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Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 World Congress

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The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, will address biofuel and biorefining technology developers at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. McGinn will provide remarks during the “Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up” plenary scheduled for 4:30pm on Monday, April 18th. This year’s conference will be held April 17th-20th in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. ”The United States Navy and Marine Corps are diversifying our energy Read More >

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ICYMI: BIO Executive Makes “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” List

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Many top people in the advanced bioeconomy set to speak at BIO’s World Congress Biofuels Digest, a top trade publication for the industrial biotech industry, recently published its list of the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2016. Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s Industrial and Environmental Section, was number ten! “I am honored to be recognized by the readers and editorial board of Biofuels Digest. BIO and Read More >

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Making Green from Rhamnolipid-based Biosurfactants

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People often ask me how Logos Technologies got into making biosurfactants for use in soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, industrial cleaners, and other products. After all, we’re better known as a defense and engineering company. The short answer is, a decade ago, we assembled a team to work on bio-based technologies, initially biofuels. Then, over the years, while looking for products to commercialize, we hit upon rhamnolipids. It’s been long recognized thatthis class of glycolipids is useful Read More >

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