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2014 #BIOPacRim Wraps Up to be Another Successful Conference

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The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy was held December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. This conference focused solely on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. BIO hosted over 300 attendees at this year’s Summit along with media representation from the Industrial Biotechnology Publication, Life Science Foundation Magazine, Fuels and Lubes and The Daily Transcript. The 2014 Breakout Program featured 5 Read More >

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USDA Illuminates the Economic Benefits of Moving Toward a Biobased Economy

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“A bioeconomy is one based on the use of research and innovation in the biological sciences to create economic activity and public benefit.” - White House (2012) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  Secretary Tom Vilsack has recently announced the release of a comprehensive report synthesizing current literature that explores opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy.  The report, entitled Why Biobased?, was created by the USDA as a precursor for a more comprehensive economic study to be released in the coming months by the USDA BioPreferred Read More >

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Grow it Here, Make it Here, Create Jobs

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Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, president and CEO of MichBio, and Pete Pellerito, senior policy consultant at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), submitted a great op-ed to The Hill which highlighted the Farm Bill Energy Title Programs. In Grow it Here, Make it Here, and Create Jobs, Rapundalo and Pellerito argued how the United States should “combine its strengths in agriculture and manufacturing and leverage them with new technology, such as biotechnology, to grow our economy and jobs”: “That Read More >

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BIO Celebrates Day One of its 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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On Monday, December 09, 2013, BIO kicked off its Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy with five track sessions showcasing the latest innovative technologies in feedstocks, renewable chemical platforms, advanced biofuels and synthetic biology and algae and marine biotechnology.  Monday’s sessions of note included Optimizing Algae Production for Beneficial Bioproducts, Production of Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels from Cellulosic Biomass, and Renewable Chemicals and Consumer Products.    Moderated by Jim Flatt of Synthetic Genomics, Optimizing Read More >

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Bringing Biotech to Boats at BIO World Congress

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At the 2013 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal next month you’ll be able to see a Campion boat on the exhibit show floor. “What will a boat be doing on the show floor of an industrial biotech conference?” you may ask. Well, this isn’t just any boat. Two companies, Ashland and Campion, have teamed up to build better boats with bio-resins. Ashland is a specialty chemicals company that believes in the power of chemistry Read More >

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