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Summit highlights biotechnology for bioenergy

Sep. 30, 2009, Washington, D.C. - Biotechnology companies pursuing new sources of bioenergy and bioproducts will highlight the industry’s progress at the 2009 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held November 8-11, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii.


September 30, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

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Sep. 30, 2009, Washington, D.C. – Biotechnology companies
pursuing new sources of bioenergy and bioproducts will highlight the industry’s
progress at the 2009 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and
Bioenergy
, to be held November 8-11, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has announced the speakers for the
plenary sessions to be delivered at the 2009 Pacific Rim Summit.

“Development of biotechnology applications for energy and
chemicals has been shown to both reduce carbon emissions and provide
opportunities for renewed economic growth. As the world emerges from the
current economic recession, biotechnology companies are seeking to regain
momentum in bringing advanced biofuels to market. Construction of the first
advanced biofuel biorefineries is providing valuable knowledge and technology
platforms for new chemicals and other sources of bioenergy,” says Brent
Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental
Section.

The plenary sessions include a look at the status of
advanced biofuel commercialization. The breakout session topics include biofuels
and bioenergy technologies, renewable chemicals, and renewable feedstocks and
sustainability, among others.


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