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Big #BIO2014 News from San Diego

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Yesterday, BIO held a press conference at Janssen Labs in San Diego to share some exciting news about the 2014 BIO International Convention. First and foremost, BIO’s Scott Whittaker announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Wednesday Keynote Address. Full details are available here. Scott was joined by Diego Miralles, Global Head, Innovation, for Janssen Pharmaceuticals as well as BIOCOM President Joe Panetta. Francis Barraza was present on behalf of San 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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BIO CEO Lays out Vision for Future of Industrial Biotech

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During the opening plenary lunch at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, laid out a comprehensive state of the industry to a packed room of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and business leaders from more than 35 countries. In his remarks, Greenwood talked about the important strides the industry has made. “Cellulosic and advanced biofuel companies are at a pivotal point in commercial development,” Greenwood said.  “In addition, we are Read More >

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