Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

Building Innovative Collaborations Across the Pacific

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The 2014 event will be held in San Diego, California from December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. 

Past Conference Highlights

The Pacific Rim Summit annually draws delegates from:

The United States
New Zealand
And more!


New Award Honoring Women in Industrial Biotechnology

Just as Rosalind Franklin paved the way for women in the biotechnology field, the Rosalind Franklin award will be presented to a pioneering woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation.  Learn more about the Award and submit a nomination here. 

Program Announcements

The 2014 breakout prgram features 5 tracks covering renweable chemicals, advanced biofuels and biorefineries, feedstocks,  alage, synthetic biology, and marine biotechnology. View the Breakout Sessions here. Plenary  sessions have been announced with industry leading speakers that will answer questions like:

  • Who is leading the way in renewable specialty chemicals applications and biobased products breakthroughs?
  • What are the latest advancements in algae R&D plus use in fules and other applications?
  • What are the realities for feedstock producers in today's marketplace?


Submit a Poster Presentation

Increase your visibility by presenting at the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit. Submit a poster abstract here. 


Date:  December 7-9, 2014
Location: San Diego, California
Venue: Westin Gaslamp Quarter