BIO World Congress to Address Industrial Biotech’s Role in Building a Biobased Economy

  BIO World Congress to Address Industrial Biotech’s Role in Building a
  Biobased Economy

        BIO announces plenary session program for 2013 World Congress

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2013

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- February 21, 2013

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its plenary session
program for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology featuring
biofuel and biobased product company executives, scientists and government
officials from across the globe. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology
conference for business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in
biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food
ingredients and biomass celebrates its 10^th year June 16-19, 2013 in
Montreal, Canada.

“A growing biobased economy can strengthen the nation’s economic security and
enhance energy security,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for
BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “Our outstanding line-up of plenary
sessions will highlight the growing biobased economy as we learn about
advances and commercialization in biofuels and renewable chemicals. Industrial
biotechnology can reduce dependence on foreign oil and also benefits consumers
by revitalizing manufacturing and creating new opportunities for agriculture,
generating jobs, and making cleaner products and processes.”

Plenary Sessions include:

Global Outlook on Industrial Biotechnology
Monday, June 17, 12 - 2:15 PM

  *Moderator:James C. Greenwood, President and CEO, BIO
  *Andrew Casey, President and CEO, BIOTECanada
  *Joanna DuPont, Director of Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio
  *Dato Dr. Nazlee Kamal, Chief Executive Officer, BiotechCorp
  *Elizabeth Farina, Chief Executive Officer, UNICA (invited)

Feeding Next Generation Biorefineries in 2013
Monday, June 17, 4:30 – 6 PM

  *Moderator: Trevor Theissen, President, BioAg, Novozymes (invited)
  *Mark Bunger, Research Director, Lux Research, Inc.
  *Paulo Carollo, Executive Vice President, Chemtex International Inc.
  *David Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer, Forest Products Association of
  *Mark Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Agrivida (invited)
  *Vitor Verdelho Vieira, Chief Development Officer, A4F-Algal Fuel (invited)

Building a Sustainable Biobased Industry and the George Washington Carver
Award Presentation
Tuesday, June 18, 12 - 2:15 PM

  *Moderator: Jack Huttner, Consultant, Huttner Strategies
  *Scott Vitters, Sustainable Packaging Director, The Coca Cola Company
  *Reed Doyle, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Seventh Generation
  *Fred Luckey, Chairman, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
  *David McLaughlin, Vice President, Agriculture, World Wildlife Fund

Biomanufacturing at Commercial Scale
Wednesday, June 19, 8 - 10 AM

  *Moderator: Christophe Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Genomatica
  *Stephan Freyer, Senior Research Manager, Chemical Engineering Industrial
    Biotechnology, BASF
  *Junichiro Kojima, Research and Development Manager, Ajinomoto
  *Martin A. Mitchell, Business Development Manager, The Americas, Clariant
    Biotech and Renewables Center (invited)
  *Antonio Morschbacker, Renewable Technologies Director, Braskem (invited)

Feeling the Heat of the Biofuels Boom
Wednesday, June 19, 12 - 2:15 PM

  *Moderator: Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest
  *Carlos Eduardo Cavalcanti, Head of Biofuels Department, Brazilian
    Development Bank (invited)
  *Dr. Robert Graham, Chief Executive Officer, EnSyn Corporation
  *Steve Hartig, Vice President, Bio-Energy, Royal DSM NV
  *David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable
    Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)
  *Bernardo Gradin, Chairman and CEO, Graal Bio (invited)
  *Geoffrey Tauvette, Director, Fuel and Environment, WestJet (invited)
  *Jonathan Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer, Solazyme (invited)

Registration is now open for the 2013 BIO World Congress coming to Montreal,
Canada, June 16-19 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Please
visit additional information, or email

Online pre-registration for reporters and editors is now open. All breakout
and plenary sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 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.

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 IPCC Conference
March 25-27, 2013
San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention
April 22 – 25, 2013
Chicago, IL

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
June 16-19, 2013
Montreal, Canada


Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Colleen Lerro, 202-470-5207
Twitter: @IAmBiotech
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