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2014 BIO World Congress: Policy Affecting Advanced Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals

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The 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology kicked off with a much needed policy discussion on the issues facing the industrial biotechnology industry. The exclusive Pre-conference Workshop was called “U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation – What Lies Ahead for Advance Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?”. U.S. advanced biofuels and renewable chemical companies have invested nearly $6 billion over the past 5 years to research and develop projects Read More >

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Successful Strategies for Commercial Algae Production

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During Wednesday’s breakout session, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees had the opportunity to learn about “Successful strategies for commercial algae production”. The session was designed for those attending to hear from both industry and the federal government. Alice Chen, Keller and Heckman, moderated the discussion with Valerie Harmon, Cellana, and Valerie Reed, Department of Energy, Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Alice Chen provided an introduction to the discussion by Read More >

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Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part I

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Workshop Overview  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. BIO World Congress held its Workshops on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 which included unique programming on industrial biotech in Brazil.  This year’s Workshop on Brazil was titled “Not a “One Note Samba”: The Future of Brazil – US Collaborations, Read More >

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DuPont’s CEO receives George Washington Carver Award at BIO World Congress

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Yesterday, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, presented Ellen Kullman, CEO and Chair of the Board of DuPont, with the 2014 George Washington Carver Award, one of industrial biotechnology’s highest honors. The award ceremony took place during the opening day of the 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, PA. The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals advancing innovation in the field of Read More >

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BIO World Congress Member News Roundup

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We have officially completed  Day 2 of the 2014 BIO world Congress Industrial Biotechnology!  With that our member companies have shared with us some newsworthy announcements and exciting achievements! Additionally, BIO welcomed 9 new members to its Industrial and Environmental Section. The new members include Arzeda Corporation, Seattle, WA Biosynthetic Technologies, Irvine, CA Evolva, Mill Valley, CA Green Biologics, Gahanna, OH Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge, MA Reluceo Holdings LLC, Plymouth, MN Sage Bioproducts, Denver, CO Succinity Read More >

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