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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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Now What is Patentable?

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On Tuesday of the Pacific Rim Summit, experts from Knobbe Martens, BIO, and Synthetic Genomics explored the legal, policy and business implications of the Myriad decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) guidance on patentable subject matter under Myriad issued earlier this year, and the revised Myriad guidance expected from the PTO later this year. The Patent Copyright Clause, United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by Read More >

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Recap: “Optimizing Waste Feedstocks to Advance the Bioeconomy”

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On Monday, December 8, BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy held a Track Session titled “Optimizing Waste Feedstocks to Advance the Bioeconomy.”  This session was one of the many unique sessions included in the Feedstock Production and Utilization Track.  Tim Cesarek of Enerkem moderated the session and panelists included Tim Hitchman, DSM, Mohamed Leila, McGill, and Brittany Syz, Oberon Fuels, Inc. Tim Cesarek, head of business development at Enerkem spoke on how the company’s plant in Edmonton, Alberta Read More >

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Converting GHG’s to Achieving a Fuel and Climate Solution

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During the Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms breakout session at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy attendees had the opportunity to learn more about converting greenhouse gases (GHG) to achieving a fuel and climate solution. Richard Altman, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), started off the session with focusing on how to achieve aviation carbon neutral growth by 2020 via sustainable biofuels. CAAFI is working to meet this goal through the Read More >

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BIO and Affiliates Highlight the Growing Biorenewables Sector in California

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In 2013, California’s life science industry created almost $259 billion in economic activity for the state. The biorenewables sector was instrumental in generating this growth, creating high-paying jobs and attractive economic opportunities for investors.  In a recent release, BIO and its California state affiliates, BayBio and Biocom, highlighted how the biorenewbales sector have helped grow California’s bioeconomy: “California’s flourishing industrial biotech sector makes the region an ideal location to hold discussions about the future of the Read More >

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