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Nominations Now Open for the BIO George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

Carver Award

Born into slavery, today George Washington Carver is an icon of American ingenuity. He worked to achieve a better life not only for himself but for all African Americans. A botanist and inventor, Carver’s research and promotion of alternative crops, such as peanuts, showed poor farmers how to increase their productivity and opportunities and improve their quality of life. He also developed and promoted more than 100 products made from peanuts and other crops that were useful for Read More >

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6 Days Until BIO 2015: Spotlight on Industrial & Environmental Biotech

BIO International Convention

Industrial biotechnology is paving the way for consumers to have access to sustainable products, environmentally friendlier cleaners and greener personal care items. During the 2015 BIO International Convention, attendees will be able to listen in on four astounding breakout sessions that exemplify how this industry is transforming our economy into a sustainable bioeconomy. Our prestigious speakers and panel members will discuss the innovation, the innovators, and the finance required for propelling this industry. So mark Read More >

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Biodiesel Production from Sugarcane


A multi-institutional team led by plant biology professor Stephen P. Long from the University of Illinois reports that it can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. These are the first steps in a bigger initiative that will turn sugarcane and sorghum – two of the most productive crop plants known – into even more productive, oil-generating plants. The team presented Read More >

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