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 Industrial & Environmental Section, highlighted why this year’s breakout sessions will be so exceptional, “This year’s Pacific Rim Summit will feature sessions with companies that are making rapid progress toward large-scale production of biofuels and renewable chemicals. And it will set the stage for the BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, to be held in San Diego in 2014.”
See below a snapshot of breakout sessions with companies and venture capital investors presenting milestones to commercialization:
Cellulosic Biofuels: Unleashing Commercial Production
Monday, Dec. 9, 8:30am
- Christopher Standlee, Abengoa Bioenergy
- Steve Hartig, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels
- Dr. Markus Rarbach, Clariant
Biorefineries: Perspectives on Finance & Construction
Monday, Dec. 9, 2:30pm
- Alejandro Zamorano Cadavid, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
- Alan Propp, Merrick & Company
- John M. May, Stern Brothers & Co.
- Doug Dudgeon, Harris Group Inc.
Processes Leading to Commercialization
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2:00pm
To view the full list of breakout sessions, visit the web site.
The eighth annual Pacific Rim Summit will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held in San Diego, December 8-11 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. To learn more about the conference, including how to register, please visit our web site here.