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BIO Opens the 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, welcomed attendees to the 10th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal with remarks and a special video at the opening plenary session: BIO is proud to welcome you to the tenth annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Eleven years ago, I approached our board with the idea of starting a new conference dedicated to industrial biotechnology. Some of those original board members Read More >

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The Farm Bill Levels the Playing Field for Rural Americans

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Just one week after insulting immigrants with the release of a flawed study, the Heritage Foundation gave the back of its hand to rural Americans with a counterfactual attack on the Farm Bill. The Heritage Foundation, in a posting on its Foundry blog, dismissed grant and loan programs for renewable energy as “green” subsidies, advising rural Americans to wait until the free market provides them the capital to improve energy efficiency, build renewable energy projects Read More >

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Innovative Companies and Investment Trends in Clean Tech at World Congress

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A recent Reuters article says the U.S. biotech sector is picking up steam in 2013 as deals are happening and attractive returns are generated. According to Reuters, “biotech IPOs have turned in a strong performance, delivering an average return of about 20 percent this year, compared with an average of 16 percent across all sectors.” This article focuses on IPOs for health biotech companies, but there is also a lot going on right now in Read More >

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Roundtable Discussion Highlights Innovation, Commercial Reality for Renewable Chemical Products

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Last week BIO brought together representatives from five renewable chemical companies that will be speaking at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology next month in Montreal for a roundtable discussion highlighting developments in the renewable chemical space. Bioformix, Itaconix, Newlight Technologies, Solegear and CO2 Solutions are all in the early stages of commercializing innovative renewable chemical products making it a very exciting time for the industry. “Renewable chemicals can already compete on cost with petroleum Read More >

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Bringing Biotech to Boats at BIO World Congress

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At the 2013 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal next month you’ll be able to see a Campion boat on the exhibit show floor. “What will a boat be doing on the show floor of an industrial biotech conference?” you may ask. Well, this isn’t just any boat. Two companies, Ashland and Campion, have teamed up to build better boats with bio-resins. Ashland is a specialty chemicals company that believes in the power of chemistry Read More >

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