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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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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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#BIOWC16 Workshop: Investing in the Bioeconomy

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During the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO will be holding a Workshop titled “What Investors Require When Making A Bioeconomy Investment?” which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. During this Workshop, panelists will focus on a series of crucial decisions potential investors consider regarding bioeconomy technology companies and/or their projects when determining whether or not to invest. Some of these considerations will be discussed for these following areas: renewable chemicals, Read More >

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Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production

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Major advances in biotechnology are opening up opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy. Innovation in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can lead to substantial improvements in conversion efficiencies for the production of advanced biofuels. This, in turn, can speed up the development and commercialization of bio-based products, making them attractive and affordable to industrial manufacturers. From expanding the potential of diverse microbial systems to enhancing the biocatalytic capabilities of enzymes, the application of biotechnology is accelerating Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Exhibition Hall to Feature NSF SBIR Companies

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BIO’s partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage industrial biotech companies at BIO’s 13thAnnual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. “BIO and NSF have established a great public/private partnership, which first debuted at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum and will now be showcased at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Read More >

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