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Creating Biotech Crops 101

Creating Biotech Seeds

The birth of biotechnology did not begin with the discovery of recombination, nor genes; we have actually been relying on it for thousands of years in agriculture. It all started with a question: Which crops are the best and how can we get more of them? Ancient farmers took the best crops and continued to produce them after every harvest; they did not have a scientific term to describe their actions, but they were essentially Read More >

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BIO World Congress GreenTech Investor Sessions

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On Monday, July 20, the GreenTech Investor Sessions took place at the at the BIO World Congress. Eleven companies made formal, 15-minute presentations on their technology development and business models to an audience of elite investors, analysts, and conference attendees. These companies were chosen to present by an external advisory panel of investors following an application and selection process. The top eleven companies included: Forelight has developed a patented photosynthetic growth platform that provides highly Read More >

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Biobased Innovations for the Coming Decade

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Tuesday’s Breakfast Plenary Session at BIO World Congress was introduced by Rina Singh, Senior Director at BIO, who highlighted that BIO can help startups cut their cost of doing business through the BIO Business Solutions offered free to BIO members. This program offers discounted services such as office supplies and shipping. The plenary was sponsored by BASF. BASF are celebrating their 150th anniversary. Based in over 200 countries, BASF sees a number of key trends for the chemical Read More >

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Achieving Sustainability in the Biobased Economy


Monday’s General Plenary Session at BIO World Congress was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization. Working with clients and partners, it provides innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. Denise LeBlanc, General Manager of the Aquatic and Resource Development section spoke to their capability and that they are “open for business” and welcomes BIO members to use their capability to help build Read More >

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Glucan Renewables Winner of Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

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Renewable chemistry venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners and bioeconomy communications agency Sustainability Consult partnered on the Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award, awarded to Glucan Biorenewables at the BIO World Congress on July 20. Following a public vote with almost 8,000 votes cast, the Top-5 companies were shortlisted. These companies then presented to a jury of industry experts at the BIO World Congress in Montreal. The Top-5 shortlisted companies (in alphabetical order): Eggplant reuses wastewater as Read More >

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