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BIO Opens Nominations for Award Honoring an Outstanding Woman in Biotech

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The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. Rosalind Franklin conceived and captured Photograph 51 of the “B” form of DNA in 1952, while at King’s College in London. This photograph, acquired through 100 hours of X-ray exposure from a machine Dr. Franklin herself refined, revealed the structure of DNA.  The discovery of Read More >

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Nominations Now Open for the BIO George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

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Born into slavery, today George Washington Carver is an icon of American ingenuity. He worked to achieve a better life not only for himself but for all African Americans. A botanist and inventor, Carver’s research and promotion of alternative crops, such as peanuts, showed poor farmers how to increase their productivity and opportunities and improve their quality of life. He also developed and promoted more than 100 products made from peanuts and other crops that were useful for Read More >

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Registration Opens for April 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego

BIO World Congress

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, BIO officially opened registration for the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 in sunny Southern California at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2016 World Congress is the largest international industrial biotech event bringing together more than 1,200 leaders in advanced biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals. The conference will include 5 plenary session, 48 breakout sessions, networking sessions and special workshops. Attendees Read More >

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United States Navy Achieves Renewable Energy Milestone

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Navy launched the first vessels of its Great Green Fleet (GGF) at the San Diego Naval Air Station North Island, Carrier Pier. The GGF centerpiece is a carrier strike group—including an aircraft carrier and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer—deploying using energy conservation technologies, operating procedures and alternative energy in the course of its regular scheduled deployment in 2016. In 2009, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced five energy targets that the Department will need to meet over the course Read More >

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Combating Climate Change – Biotechnology Is In On It

Dr. Manfred Ringpfeil

At the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris in December 2015, countries agreed that climate change is a reality endangering future living conditions of man on earth. They further pledged that, because fossil-borne CO2 from industry is a main cause of climate change, countries must reduce CO2 emissions between 50 and 80% by 2050, holding the earth’s surface temperature rise below 2°C. Yet, at present still about 80% of global energy provision is based on fossil materials, Read More >

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