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It’s an Exciting Time for Industrial Biotechnology – Help Us Shape the Future Global Biobased Economy at the 2017 BIO World Congress

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The BIO Event Planning Team is thrilled to announce some changes in our conference planning based on your attendee feedback and exciting new companies we have in the Industrial & Environmental space. We are thankful for our long standing support from companies like Novozymes, BASF, Corbion, Holland, and Leaf Technologies – to name a few – but we also want to hear from you! The 2017 BIO World Congress Call for Sessions and Speakers is Read More >

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Governor of Iowa Kicks Off #BIO2016 Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track

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On Monday, June 7, 2016, The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, provided welcoming remarks to the #BIO2016 attendees participating in the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track Sessions.  Governor Branstad is not only the longest serving governor in American history but he was Iowa’s longest-serving governor, from 1983 to 1999. As the state’s chief executive, he endured some of Iowa’s worst economic turmoil, during the farm crisis of the ‘80s, while helping lead the state’s resurgence to a booming economy Read More >

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Developing Cost Competitive Biobased Aromatics

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More and more consumers are demanding sustainable plastics and greener personal and household care products. In order to meet this demand, one biotech startup, Anellotech, is focusing on producing cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food biomass. To meet this production, the company has developed an efficient and eco-friendly thermal catalytic process for converting non-food biomass into aromatics. These bio-based aromatics, chemically identical to petroleum-based aromatics, are used to make plastics such as polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or “PET”), polystyrene, polycarbonate, nylon Read More >

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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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