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Global biotech conference set for Montreal


April 16, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is coming to Montreal June 16-19.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is coming to Montreal June 16-19.

The conference will feature industry leaders, government officials, university researchers and venture capitalists, gathering to facilitate networking and business partnerships this

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“We could not be more excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BIO’s World Congress to highlight the growth of the industry, particularly in Canada,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice-president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “In Canada, industry, government and universities have joined forces to create a thriving and sustainable bio-based economy, creating new opportunities for agriculture, generating jobs, making greener products and cleaner processes.”

Some of the featured plenary sessions include:

– Global Outlook on Industrial Biotechnology
– Feeding Next Generation Biorefineries in 2013
– Feeling the Heat of the Biofuels Boom

Among the topics covered in breakout sessions are:

– Conversion of Woody Materials to Fuels and Chemicals
– Value Chain Partnerships to Accelerate Commercialization of Biobased Materials
– The First Generation of Biorefineries in Canada
– Renewable Feedstock Crops – Can they Provide an Economic Alternative to Petroleum?
– Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization
The conference will gather business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass.


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