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March 6, 2014 - Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will explore new market and investment opportunities for biofuels and renewable chemicals through plenary discussion. Some breakout sessions will include: The Brazilian Developing Biobased Economy: Investment Opportunities; Global Energy Trends: The Development of Localized Feedstocks to Supply the Global Cellulosic Industry; and Regional Bioeconomy Development - Models and Success Factors.

BIO World Congress Explores Cross Border Collaborations in Industrial Biotech


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Press release date: February 26, 2014

Discover International Programming at BIO’s 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

WASHINGTON--Global competition in the industrial biotechnology sector is driving robust growth of the biobased economy. The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will explore new market and investment opportunities for biofuels and renewable chemicals through a robust plenary discussion. The conference will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“BIO’s 2014 World Congress’ breakout program and plenary session provides attendees with new perspectives and prospects on international markets that can help grow our industry.”

“Many countries are competing to deploy industrial biotechnology as a way to boost economic growth, use efficient energy, and leverage natural resources,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s 2014 World Congress’ breakout program and plenary session provides attendees with new perspectives and prospects on international markets that can help grow our industry.”

BIO’s plenary, “New Markets and Opportunities for Biofuels Investment,” on Wednesday, May 14, 8:00am–10:00am, will take an analytical look into promising and favorable investment opportunities to be obtained within the biofuels sector.

Additionally, breakout sessions as part of BIO’s international programming at World Congress include:

The Brazilian Developing Biobased Economy: Investment Opportunities
Session 2: Wednesday, May 14, 2:30pm–4:00pm
Moderator: Mariana Doria, Abiquim
Carlos Eduardo Cavalcanti, BNDES- Brazilian Development Bank
Felipe Pereira, BNDES- Brazilian Development Bank
Jose Vitor Bomtempo, Flavia
Chaves Alves, Universidade Federal de Rio Janeiro

A Year in Review - President Rouseff's First Term Policies to Benefit the Bio-economy
Session 5: Thursday, May 15, 8:30am-10:00am
Moderator: Nelson Akio Fujimoto, Secretary of Innovation/ Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade
Carlos Eduardo Cavalcanti, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Manuel Teixeira Souza Júnior, Agroenergy Nacional Research Center (EMBRAPA Agroenergia)
Ricardo de Gusmão Dornelles, Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy

Global Energy Trends: The Development of Localized Feedstocks to Supply the Global Cellulosic Industry
Session 3: Tuesday, May 13, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Moderator: Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest
Stuart Thomas, DuPont
Pablo Gutierrez, Abengoa
Steve Hartig, POET DSM Advanced Biofuels
Vonnie Estes, GranBio

Regional Bioeconomy Development - Models and Success Factors
Session 4: Wednesday, May 14, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Moderator: Manfred Kircher, CLIB2021
Stan Blade, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Viondette Lopez, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Bruce Babcock, Cargill Chair of Energy Economics & Director of the Biobased Industry Center, Iowa State University

BiotechCorp: Facilitating Malaysia to a Developed Economy through Industrial Biotechnology
Session 1: Tuesday, May 13, 8:30am-10:00am
Moderator: TBD
Dato' Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal, BiotechCorp

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit www.bio.org/worldcongress.

All World Congress sessions are open to credentialed media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications. Pre-registration for reporters is now open.

About BIO
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 world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtechNOW.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

Contacts
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org 
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOWorldCongress
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