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Progress, Growth, Milestones and Success: Theme of Day One at World Congress

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BIO’s 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotech kicked off its first full day of programming Monday and the halls were abuzz with good news. Attendees packed the exhibit hall, breakout rooms, plenary hall and investor sessions at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. During a morning breakout program Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company, announced the successful start-up at its flagship bio-succinic acid plant located in Lake Providence, Louisiana. The plant is the Read More >

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Strategic Partnerships: The Key to Venture Capital in Industrial Biotech

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This morning at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotech, the Clean Tech Investor Sessions kicked off with a panel called, “Global Perspectives for Project Financing in Clean Technology.” Moderated by Taite McDonald, Senior Advisor, Energy & Clean Technology Government Initiatives, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel consisted of dynamic, international experts including Dirk Den Ouden, Senior Manager, Kempen & Co Corporate Finance; Felipe Pereira, Sector Manager, AIB, Department of Chemical Industry, BNDES; Josko Bobanovic, Read More >

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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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