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Next years Workshops will be announced in January 2015

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology workshops are designed for specific and focused discussions on business or technical information. Email Sara Morgenstern, for more information on presenting at the 2015 World Congress.

Workshops are open to all attendees with a full conference registration! 

Innovations through Renewable Specialty Chemicals in Consumer Care

Presented by: 

Moderator: Allison Haitz, Lonza 
Daniel Yarosh, Estee Lauder
Joe Miller, Cosagen Biosciences 
Rahul Mehta, Skinmedica, Allergan
Philip Ludwig, Lonza

The consumer product industry encompasses a wide array of products and services offering a significant impact to the day to day life of consumers! This workshop focuses on innovations in this market as it relates to personal care, nutritional products and services. The esteemed speakers on this panel will discuss current industry and market trends, business process innovations and new technologies to address factors such as dynamic rate of change and accelerated product life cycles in the consumer products industry. In essence, the panelists will share their successes and challenges to develop high-value specialty ingredients for the ever changing consumer products industry.

The Status of Available US and International Debt and Equity Mechanisms for Renewable Chemicals and Bioenergy
Presented by:   

Mark Riedy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
John M. May, Stern Brothers & Co. 
John Kirkwood, Krieg DeVault

Misters Riedy, Kirkwood, and May will discuss available debt, equity and non-dilutive funding sources and mechanisms for renewable chemicals and bioenergy technology companies and their US and international projects, including the use of credit enhanced debt; protective insurance products; strategic investor equity; non-dilutive grants and tax equity; regulatory incentives; capital and institutional markets; green funds from states and banks; and new capital equity expansion mechanisms such as MLPs, REITs, High Yield Bond Funds, Yieldcos and other hybrid structures.

Business Development for Renewable Chemicals: Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Opportunities
Presented by: 

Presented by: Succinity GmbH
Moderator: Rebecca Coons, IHS Chemical Week
Philipp Walter, Succinity GmbH
Andrej Brejc, BASF SE
Hans van der Pol, Corbion
John Shaw, Itaconix Corporation


The renewable chemical sector is rapidly growing as a result of numerous drivers including new and continuously improving technology, consumer demand, regulatory changes, material shortages, and most importantly, market pull from brand owners. Succinity™, a joint venture between BASF and Corbion Purac, is pleased to present a panel of speakers who are actively pursuing the commercialization of renewable commodity and specialty chemicals from biomass.  The panelists will discuss business strategies, product development, market development, and new opportunities as a result of providing a more sustainable offering for the introduction of petrochemical alternatives.  The four panelists will present a broad array of renewable chemicals that provide solutions for multiple applications and markets, including packaging, coatings, adhesives, household products, and electronics.  These renewable chemicals include succinic acid, (Succinity), lactides (Corbion Purac), 1,4-butanediol (BASF) and itaconic acid  (Itaconix Corporation).

Not a "One Note Samba": The Future of Brazil – US Collaborations, Tech Transfer, and IP

Presented by: 

Moderator: Gustavo de Freitas Morais,  Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira 
João Furtado, Polytechnical School of the University of São Paulo
Joel Velasco,  Amyris
TBD, University of California, Berkeley

Highlighting the Amyris Brazil-U.S. model, the workshop will discuss collaborations between the U.S. and Brazil and discuss various licensing and IP opportunities and challenges for such international collaborations. The audience will be invited to discuss with the panelists U.S. – Brazil relationships, roadblocks, and opportunities to commercialize the next wave of biotech research.   



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