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Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part I

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Workshop Overview  Known for their investment and R&D in cellulosic sugars, Brazil is leading the way in modern innovations in industrial biotech. The World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. BIO World Congress held its Workshops on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 which included unique programming on industrial biotech in Brazil.  This year’s Workshop on Brazil was titled “Not a “One Note Samba”: The Future of Brazil – US Collaborations, Read More >

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2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Wraps-up with Record Breaking Attendance!

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Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology was unlike any that preceded it. BIO hosted over 1,100 attendees at this year’s conference – of which 45% were from outside the United States. About half of the attendees were at a Director or an Executive career level while the other 50% of attendees consisted of researchers, scientists academia, and chief officers. Full conference registrants had access to BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ System which allowed them to quickly identify potential Read More >

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DuPont’s CEO receives George Washington Carver Award at BIO World Congress

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Yesterday, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, presented Ellen Kullman, CEO and Chair of the Board of DuPont, with the 2014 George Washington Carver Award, one of industrial biotechnology’s highest honors. The award ceremony took place during the opening day of the 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, PA. The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals advancing innovation in the field of Read More >

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BIO World Congress Member News Roundup

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We have officially completed  Day 2 of the 2014 BIO world Congress Industrial Biotechnology!  With that our member companies have shared with us some newsworthy announcements and exciting achievements! Additionally, BIO welcomed 9 new members to its Industrial and Environmental Section. The new members include Arzeda Corporation, Seattle, WA Biosynthetic Technologies, Irvine, CA Evolva, Mill Valley, CA Green Biologics, Gahanna, OH Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge, MA Reluceo Holdings LLC, Plymouth, MN Sage Bioproducts, Denver, CO Succinity Read More >

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Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels

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This morning, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees had the opportunity to hear about the future of drop-in Biofuels in the Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels track during Tuesday’s Breakout Sessions. The track was kicked off by moderator and presenter, Glenn Johnston of Gevo who gave an overview of drop-in biofuels and how they are substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. Because of this drop-ins minimize infrastructure compatibility issues. Johnston then handed the panel Read More >

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