WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2007) -- Experts in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy from across the globe will participate in the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the State of Hawaii, and the American Chemical Society, the meeting will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 14-16, 2007.
“The Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy draws business leaders from around the world to discuss important and timely issues that will form the future of the industry,” said Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO.
The program will include sessions on the latest developments in industrial biotechnology, including all forms of bioenergy production, biobased products and chemicals, food ingredients and fragrances, novel applications and nanotechnology, and marine biotechnology and bioprospecting.
A sampling of the daily panel sessions includes:
Synthetic Biology for Bioenergy – with panelists Eric Mathur, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.; Jack Newman, Ph.D., Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc.; Stephen del Cardayre, LS9 Inc.; Brian Baynes, Codon Devices, Inc.
Economic Viability of Biochemicals Production – with panelists Sylvio Ortega Filho, PHB Industrial S/A; Greg Bohlmann, SRI Consulting; Jeffrey Miano, Novozymes North America, Inc.; Ross MacLachlan, Lignol Energy Corporation
New Approaches to Bioethanol Production – James Zhang, Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.; Jack Saddler, University of British Columbia; Susan Leschine, University of Massachusetts; E. Alan Kennett, Gay & Robinson Pacific West Energy
Advancing Biorefineries for Fuels and Chemicals Production from Renewable Sources – with panelists Charles Wyman, University of California, Riverside; Lonnie Ingram, University of Florida; and Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Ph.D., BioEnergy International, LLC.
Other confirmed speakers include Andy Karsner, assistant secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Jiayang Li, vice president, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Volkert Claassen, vice president, White Biotechnology, DSM of the Netherlands.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.bio.org/pacrim/. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2007
Sept. 24-26, 2007
BIO InvestorForum 2007
Oct. 9-11, 2007
San Francisco, Calif.
BIO-Europe 2007 International Partnering Conference
Nov. 12-14, 2007
BIO International Convention
June 17-20, 2008
San Diego, Calif.