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Speakers announced for BIO World Congress

Apr. 22, 2010, Washington, D.C. – The potential for investments in the bio-based economy is a key theme of the seventh annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, which will take place on June 27–30, 2010, in Washington, D.C.


April 22, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

Apr. 22, 2010, Washington, D.C. – The potential for investments in the bio-based
economy is a key theme of the seventh annual World Congress on Industrial
Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, which will take place on June 27–30, 2010, in
Washington, D.C. The United States has a potentially substantial competitive
advantage in establishing a bio-based economy, offering novel opportunities for
economic growth, investment, and job creation. Venture capital investors,
government officials, and executives from companies commercializing renewable
chemical and biofuel technology will discuss the status of the industry, market
acceptance, and potential help from government policy during the conference.

Topics and speakers confirmed and invited to address the plenary session at the World
Congress include:

The Future of Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Products
 (Monday June 28,
12:15–14:15)

  • Brent Erickson,
    EVP, Industrial & Environmental Section, BIO
  • Phil Schwab,
    Ph.D., VP, BIOTECanada
  • Brad Rodgers,
    Manager, Sustainable Packaging and Advertising, Frito-Lay
  • Rick Eno, CEO,
    Metabolix
  • Steve Gatto, CEO,
    Myriant
  • Craig Binetti,
    President, Dupont Biosciences, Dupont

Creating a Viable Biofuels Value Chain
 (Monday June 28, 16:30–17:45)

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  • The Honorable
    James C. Greenwood, CEO, BIO
  • Brent Erickson,
    EVP, Industrial & Environmental Section, BIO
  • John McDonald, VP
    and CTO, Chevron
  • Raoul Oberman,
    Senior Principal, McKinsey & Company

Keynote Address: Creating a Bio-based Economy through Coordinated Federal Policy

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, USDA (Invited)

Investing in Energy Security and Industrial Biotechnology – A Venture Capitalist’s
Perspective
(Tuesday June 29, 7:00–8:45)

  • Matthew Carr,
    Director, Industrial & Environmental Section, BIO
  • Jim Woolsey,
    Venture Partner, Vantage Point Venture Partners
  • Vinod Khosla,
    Founder, Khosla Ventures (Invited)

International Developments in Industrial Biotechnology 
(Tuesday June 29, 12:45–14:45)

  • Roger Wyse,
    Managing Director and General Partner, Burrill & Company
  • Marcos Jank,
    President and CEO, União da Indústria de Cana-de-Açúcar (UNICA)
  • Xiucai Liu, CEO,
    Cathay Industrial Biotechnology
  • Laszlo Mathe,
    World Wide Fund for Nature (Invited)

Lifecycle Assessment for Biofuels and Bio-based Products: Challenges and Solutions for
Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Wednesday June 30, 12:30–14:15)

  • John Sheehan,
    Scientific Program Coordinator for Biofuels and the Global Environment,
    Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
  • Timothy
    Searchinger, Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer in Public and
    International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Bruce Dale,
    Professor and Associate Director, Office of Biobased Technologies,
    Michigan State University


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