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6 Days Until BIO 2015: Spotlight on Industrial & Environmental Biotech

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Industrial biotechnology is paving the way for consumers to have access to sustainable products, environmentally friendlier cleaners and greener personal care items. During the 2015 BIO International Convention, attendees will be able to listen in on four astounding breakout sessions that exemplify how this industry is transforming our economy into a sustainable bioeconomy. Our prestigious speakers and panel members will discuss the innovation, the innovators, and the finance required for propelling this industry. So mark Read More >

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Biobased Products Offer the World a Promising Solution: Petroleum Products Caught Off-Guard

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It takes 450 years, almost half of a century, for a plastic bottle to decompose. In 2012 about 32 million tons of plastic garbage was collected of which only nine percent was recycled. Through industrial biotechnology, innovators are creating greener alternatives to consumer and personal care products that are commonly made using petroleum. In their article, Biobased products popping up throughout the economy, Agri-Pulse highlights how biobased products are rising in popularity and provides several examples Read More >

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The Last Thing Africa Needs to be Debating is GMOs

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The point I am about to make has been made before, but I like to take every opportunity when possible to make it again. Anti-biotechnology proponents have verbally stated that labeling foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the first step. The next step for them is to get the technology banned all together. Many of these activists have the means to buy organic foods and foods labeled non-GMO verified. For the majority of the world, cost Read More >

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Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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In recent news, BIO has named Solazyme CEO and co-founder Jonathan S. Wolfson as the recipient of its 2015 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. George Washington Carver 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 award honors individuals for carrying on Carver’s legacy. “I Read More >

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LanzaTech CEO Holmgren Selected to receive the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

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BIO announced today that Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer of the innovative carbon recycling company LanzaTech, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award. The Rosalind Franklin Award was established by BIO to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. ”To be honored in this way is incredibly humbling for me,” said Dr. Holmgren. “Throughout my career, I’ve been Read More >

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