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BIO Issues Call for Papers for 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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On October 7, 2013, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) distributed a press release inviting leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held from May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “We are excited to bring this conference to Philadelphia to highlight the industry’s growth, the importance of this industrial and environmental biotechnology for generating Read More >

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Biotechnology: Improving Your Life

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The World Economic Forum released a list of 10 ways biotechnology can improve your life. Experts from their Council on Biotechnology selected the 10 which they believe could help increase productivity and drive job creation in addition to meeting the world’s rapidly growing demand for energy, food and healthcare. The list is filled with developments related to industrial and environmental biotech including bioproduction of sustainable chemicals, energy and other materials. Through biotechnology, living organisms, such Read More >

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Chemurgy Is Back with a Vengeance

The Economist recently published two stories that succinctly make the case for continuing to reduce our reliance on oil. The more recent story outlines the use of industrial biotechnology for plastics, and another earlier story details research and development of biotech fuels that go beyond ethanol. In “Better Living Through Chemurgy,” reporter Vijay Vaitheeswaran compares today’s industrial biotechnology companies with the chemurgy movement of Henry Ford, who sought to make cars and fuels from agricultural Read More >

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