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Welcome to San Diego and to the 2016 BIO World Congress!

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Welcome to San Diego and to the 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This is actually our first time hosting this event in San Diego and in California…and that is a testament to this region’s commitment, vision and focus on fostering and growing its industrial biotechnology sector. We have a great turnout this year,  with industry leaders from over 50 countries…making this event, once again, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event of the year. I Read More >

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Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 World Congress

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The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, will address biofuel and biorefining technology developers at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. McGinn will provide remarks during the “Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up” plenary scheduled for 4:30pm on Monday, April 18th. This year’s conference will be held April 17th-20th in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. ”The United States Navy and Marine Corps are diversifying our energy Read More >

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United States Navy Achieves Renewable Energy Milestone

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Navy launched the first vessels of its Great Green Fleet (GGF) at the San Diego Naval Air Station North Island, Carrier Pier. The GGF centerpiece is a carrier strike group—including an aircraft carrier and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer—deploying using energy conservation technologies, operating procedures and alternative energy in the course of its regular scheduled deployment in 2016. In 2009, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced five energy targets that the Department will need to meet over the course Read More >

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The Great Green Fleet

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Last week the U.S. Navy took part in the 22-nation Pacific Rim training exercises off the coast of Hawaii. Different for the U.S. Navy in this year’s exercise was the fact that its warships and fighter jets were powered by a 50-50 blend of biofuel and petroleum-based fuels. It was the operational debut of drop-in advanced biofuels in the Navy ships and aircrafts and the demonstration proved the green-fuels blend to be safe and effective. Read More >

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Aviation Industry an Enormous Growth Challenge for Biofuels

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To meet the demand for sustainable aviation biofuels with algae, the industry would have to build a new plant every month for the next 20 to 30 years, Biojet Corp. Chairman Chuck Fishel noted during Tuesday’s General Plenary Session at BIO’s World Congress. Michael Lakeman of Boeing put forward a more cautious goal of meeting 1 percent of jet fuel demand with biofuels by 2015. That would still require 60 million gallons, though, and from Read More >

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