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Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production

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Major advances in biotechnology are opening up opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy. Innovation in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can lead to substantial improvements in conversion efficiencies for the production of advanced biofuels. This, in turn, can speed up the development and commercialization of bio-based products, making them attractive and affordable to industrial manufacturers. From expanding the potential of diverse microbial systems to enhancing the biocatalytic capabilities of enzymes, the application of biotechnology is accelerating Read More >

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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

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Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California. This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation. As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state. April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Read More >

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#BIOWC16: Partnering for Educational Impact

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is just two weeks away and the opportunities to find new partners are endless.  As the premiere convener for the industrial biotechnology industry, BIO offers its attendees multiple ways to meet, learn and collaborate over existing and new business and technology ideas. But new this year, Novozymes is adding a unique partnering opportunity. We’re hosting a collaborative workshop focused solely on education. We all know that our Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Workshop: “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States”

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On Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2:30-4:30pm, USDA will be sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on the potential growth of the national bioeconomy at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The titled of the workshop is “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States,” and it will be moderated by Todd Campbell, USDA Policy Advisor, Energy and Bioeconomy; and Harry Baumes, USDA, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of Read More >

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GMO Labels Won’t Make Your Food Safer

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As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. following Spring recess, the debate over GMO food labeling continues.  Senate leaders insist that the issue is a priority that should be rectified with a GMO food labeling system implemented at the national level to avoid the cost and confusion associated with a state-by-state patchwork of differing laws. The devil is in the details, however, as policymakers try to draft legislation to please both sides of the debate. Meanwhile, Read More >

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