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Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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In recent news, BIO has named Solazyme CEO and co-founder Jonathan S. Wolfson as the recipient of its 2015 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. George Washington Carver was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the award honors individuals for carrying on Carver’s legacy. “I Read More >

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BIO Announces Plenary Program for 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotech

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Today, BIO announced that executives from the biofuels, renewable chemical, and airline industries will discuss technology breakthroughs, business partnerships and sustainability initiatives during plenary programs at BIO’s 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Industrial biotechnology is revolutionizing the way we live by transitioning us from a petroleum-based economy to a bio-based economy,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “The Plenary Program for the 2015 World Congress will look Read More >

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BIO Accepting Nominations for its Award Honoring One Outstanding Woman in Industrial Biotech

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Today, BIO announced that it has officially extended its deadline for the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology. In its second year, the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award was created to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing.  Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), Read More >

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Media Overview of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Media in attendance included: Melody Bomgardner, Chemical & Engineering News Geoffrey Carr, The Economist  Rebecca Coons, Chemical Week Philippa Davies, Tecnon OrbiChem Doris De-Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Dick Flanagan, World-Generation Neil Eisberg, Chemistry & Read More >

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Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part II

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Breakout Sessions Known for their investment and R&D in cellulosic sugars, Brazil is leading the way in modern innovations in industrial biotech. The World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, BIO World Congress Programming included a Track Session on the “Evolution and Trends in Public Policies for Industrial Biotechnology in Brazil. ” Moderated by Nelson Akio Fujimoto, Secretary, Secretary of Innovation/ Brazilian Ministry of Development, Read More >

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