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#BIOWC16 Workshop: BASF and Avantium Joint Venture to Lead in the Production of FDCA and PEF

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On Day 3 of the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO hosted a Workshop titled “BASF and Avantium Joint Venture: Global Market and Technology Leadership on FDCA and PEF.” BASF and Avantium have recently announced their joint venture for the production and commercialization of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranoate (PEF). FDCA is one of the most promising biobased building blocks with multiple applications. Avantium has developed a proprietary catalytic process to convert biomass into FDCA economically. The Read More >

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2014 BIO Convention Executive Perspective Panel – Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals

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A Look into the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Forum at the 2014 BIO International Convention On June 24, 2014, BIO hosted a session titled Executives Perspective – 2014: Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals in the Balance? as part of the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Forum at this year’s International Convention. Here, BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section board members reflected on the 2014 transformation of the industrial biotech sector from pre-commercial promise to market threat – and the unprecedented Read More >

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Why the Farm Bill is a Big Win for Biofuels

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BIO‘s Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the industrial & environmental section, wrote a noteworthy op-ed titled “Some Good News for a Change: Why The Farm Bill Is a Big Win for Biofuels and Biorefineries.” Published in Biofuels Digest, Brent discusses how the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill was the much needed good news for the biofuels industry in light of the recent EPA’s proposed RVO rule as part of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Read More >

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BIO 2013 Pacific Rim Summit Ends with a Look at Natural Gas

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This year marked the first time in the event’s eight year history that it was held in California. With 400 attendees present, BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit had a record number of exhibitors, poster presenters, and media present. BIO concluded its summit with a robust plenary titled, The Golden Age of Gas, moderated by Jonathan Burbaum, Program Director at ARPA-E, panelists consisted of the Laurel Harmon, VP of Government Relations, Lanzatech, Alan Shaw, Chairman of the Board, Read More >

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Business Confidence with the RFS Under Attack

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This week, Biofuels Digest and BIO launched the quarterly Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey. Results from the first quarter of 2012 showed that industry optimism remained high earlier in the year, even though companies still reported difficulty in raising the capital needed for ongoing research and development and construction of demonstration and commercial biorefineries. Now that the petroleum refiners have launched a multi-million dollar pr campaign against the biofuel industry, it will be interesting to take Read More >

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