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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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Industrial Biotechnology Journal Becomes the Official Publication for the BIO World Congress

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Today, BIO announced that the Industrial Biotechnology (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers) Journal will become the official publication for the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “BIO has succeeded in making the World Congress the foremost international conference on industrial biotechnology.  We have now achieved another milestone as the world’s premier publication on industrial biotechnology becomes the official journal of this conference,” said Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO. “BIO has had Read More >

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