Executives from brand-name consumer product companies will discuss the strategies for adoption of industrial biotech innovations in plenary and breakout sessions at BIOâ€™s 9th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The worldâ€™s largest industrial biotechnology conference for business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass comes to Orlando, April 29 - May 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
â€śSome of the most widely used consumer products are joining the biobased economy. Businesses see consumer benefits and a cleaner, safer and healthier environment as biobased product and renewable chemical applications reach the marketplace. Industrial biotech is not only cleaner, it also helps reduce the cost of manufacturing,â€ť said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIOâ€™s Industrial & Environmental Section. â€śSpeakers at the World Congress will highlight innovative public-private partnerships that enable industrial biotechnology ventures to accelerate R&D and attract private investment capital, bringing them to the consumer market quicker.â€ť
Continued commercialization of industrial biotechnology is driving the creation of a biobased economy, building a foundation for environmentally sustainable growth of our economy, providing energy security and building a cleaner environment.Â Breakout and plenary sessions examining renewable and specialty chemical applications of industrial biotech include:
Fostering a Biobased Economy (Lunch Plenary)Monday, April 30, 12pm â€“ 2:15pm
Whatâ€™s Driving Demand for Biotech Products: A Customerâ€™s Perspective (Lunch Plenary)Wednesday, May 2, 12pm â€“ 2:15pm
Industrial Biotechnology in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Innovations and New Production Methods Towards Economic and Ecologic Efficiency and SustainabilityMonday, April 30, 8:30am â€“ 10am
Open Innovation and Partnerships for Speed to Commercialization of Biobased ChemicalsTuesday, May 1, 8:30am â€“ 10am
Getting Cellulosic Ethanol from Feedstock to Fuel TanksTuesday, May 1, 2:30pm â€“ 4pm
BIOâ€™s World Congress will feature six breakout session tracks over three days, with industry presentations on Advanced Biofuel Technologies; Algae and Feedstock Crops; Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials; Specialty Chemicals; Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering; and Technical Presentations. The full program of breakout panel sessions and speakers is available online.
Online pre-registration for reporters and editors is now open. All programs at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications.
Online registration for the conference in to Orlando, Fla., April 29 - May 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is open. Please visit http://www.bio.org/worldcongress/ for additional information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the worldâ€™s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtech NOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling â€śinnovations transforming our world.â€ť Subscribe to BIOtech NOW.
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO IP Counsels Committee ConferenceApril 16 â€“ 18, 2012Austin, TX
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & BioprocessingApril 29-May 2, 2012Orlando, FL
2012 BIO International ConventionJune 18-21, 2012Boston, MA
BIO Business ForumJune 18 â€“ 21, 2012Boston, MABusiness Wire
Last updated on: 06/04/2012