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Biotechnology Helps Meet Consumer Demand for Earth-Friendly Products

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Industrial biotechnology has its roots in cleaning up environmental hazards. In fact, the first patented genetically engineered microbe was designed to clean up oil spills. Today, biotechnology enables manufacturers to make sustainable products with renewable material, instead of oil, and to use less energy in the manufacturing process A recent Roundtable discussion hosted by the Industrial Biotechnology Journal and printed in its April edition features academic experts and executives from industrial biotechnology and consumer product Read More >

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Celebrating George Washington Carver’s Contributions to Industrial Biotech

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Every February we celebrate Black History Month recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans and their role in U.S. history. George Washington Carver should be honored as an important figure influencing modern industrial biotechnology. The American scientist changed the nature of farming by using science to make everyday products from agricultural materials. As the leading figure of the “chemurgy” movement, the branch of applied chemistry that derives industrial products from agricultural raw materials, he Read More >

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Sacrificing Energy Independence is Not the Solution

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This past summer, as parts of the Midwest faced historic droughts and farmers and ranchers struggled with the impact of failing crops, a group of governors petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as a way to provide relief. As temperatures cool and the drought stabilizes, it’s clear that government programs to provide emergency assistance for farmers and ranchers worked as intended. Yet, the call to suspend the Read More >

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The Synthetic Biology Pathway to Innovation in Fuels and Chemicals

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Rob Carlson a principle at Biodesic, an engineering, consulting, and design firm in Seattle moderated a plenary session focused on synthetic biology at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. The panel, Status Report: The Synthetic Biology Pathway to Innovation in Fuels and Chemicals, consisted of scientists from both the biotechnology industry and academia expressing their views on the importance of synthetic biology and discussing how the technology has evolved over time. Todd Read More >

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Biotech Products for Everyday Consumers

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What do Coca Cola, Goodyear Tire and United Airlines all have in common? Executives from each company will be speaking on a panel session together at the upcoming BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The session will focus on biotech and consumer products. Some widely used consumer products come from industrial biotechnology processes. Traditionally, many of these products have been made from petroleum, natural gas or petrochemicals. Switching to industrial biotech processes is Read More >

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