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#BIOWC16 Plenary: Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up

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On Monday, April 18, 2016, BIO held its second Plenary Session at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Titled “Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up,” panelists explored exactly what is needed to ensure the successful scale up of a commercial scale industrial biotechnology process. Moderated by Dan Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of Guidewire Strategies, the panel consisted of  Anthony Bresin, Chief Scientific Officer, ARD; Jeff Lievense, Senior Engineering Fellow, Genomatica; Wayne Wajciechowski, Business Development Read More >

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GreenTech Investor Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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Kicking off the first full day of programming at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the GreenTech Investor Sessions took place on Monday, April 18 in San Diego, CA. Selected by an external Investor Advisory Panel, nine innovative companies shared their new technologies and value proposition in 15-minute presentations to an elite audience of investors, analysts, and conference attendees. The selected nine companies included: Deinove is a cleantech company that designs, develops and markets Read More >

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#BIOWC16: “Building Aromaticity in Renewable Chemicals”

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The presentations were interesting, which was followed by discussions from all of the speakers who are working in building aromatic molecules.  DuPont and ADM are in partnership to produce Furan Dicarboxylic Methyl Ester (FDME) from fructose using a new process.  The monomer FDME can be polymerized with 1,3- propanediol, (Bio-PDO™), and the resulting synthetic polymer has some very unique properties. Complementing the DuPont presentation, Len Rand the President and CEO of xF Technologies described the Read More >

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Welcome to San Diego and to the 2016 BIO World Congress!

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Welcome to San Diego and to the 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This is actually our first time hosting this event in San Diego and in California…and that is a testament to this region’s commitment, vision and focus on fostering and growing its industrial biotechnology sector. We have a great turnout this year,  with industry leaders from over 50 countries…making this event, once again, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event of the year. I Read More >

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#BIOWC16: “Cellulosic Biorefineries – Where Are We Today and Where will We Be Tomorrow”

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“The Cellulosic Ethanol – Where are We Today and Where Will Be Tomorrow” panel started off the Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Steve Hartig from ICM kicked off the panel by providing an overview of the current challenges in scaling up production of cellulosic ethanol. While large-scale cellulosic ethanol from crop residues is seeing challenges in financing and logistics, continued advancements in technology will allow us to Read More >

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