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Synthetic Biology Applications for Algae and Renewable Chemicals Featured at 2013 Pac Rim Summit

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO)’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be showcasing several distinctive presentations on recent innovations in using synthetic biology for renewable chemicals and algae biofuels.  This year’s summit will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held in San Diego, California from December 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. In a recent press release, BIO announced that the Pacific Rim Summit will offer a complete track of breakout sessions on the Read More >

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Progress in Commercializing Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) yesterday announced breakout sessions for the upcoming 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.  Breakout session tracks are designed to showcase state-of-the-art advancements in the world of industrial biotech.  Attendees will have exclusive access to presentations from some of the most innovative companies in bioenergy and biobased chemicals including, Gevo, Inc., POET-DSM, Cool Planet Biofuels, and Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, Inc. Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO’s Read More >

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Congratulations to Gevo on the Construction of its New Demonstration Paraxylene Plant

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On Monday, August 26, 2013, Gevo, Inc., the world’s only commercial producer of bio-isobutanol, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee, Texas.  BIO’s own CEO Jim Greenwood attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and had this to say: “Industrial biotechnology companies such as Gevo show the true scope and reach of American innovation and ingenuity. After you visit these companies, after you see how entrepreneurs like Gevo CEO Pat Gruber and his Read More >

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What’s Really Happening with the So-called ‘Blend Wall’? A Fuels America Briefing

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The public dialog surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard is robust- and filled with misinformation. On July 11, Rep. Lee Terry and Rep. Bruce Braley held the third of a series of briefings, which focused on what is really happening with the so-called ‘Blend Wall.’ The briefing consisted of five speakers, including BIO’s own Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Environmental Section. Opening remarks were given by Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. Read More >

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President Obama Talks Climate Change: “We need to act”

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On the steps of Georgetown University Tuesday, President Obama announced his multi-step plan to fight climate change and called the American people to action. The President began his speech by citing facts and examples of climate change that have already been witnessed across this nation. In 2012 alone, climate and weather disasters, which stem from our warming planet, cost the American economy more than $100 billion. Left unmitigated, global warming will continue to cause increasingly Read More >

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