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Industrial Biotechnology Reaches A Milestone: A Decade of Business Growth and Environmental Solutions

June 28, 2017
Companies across the globe have successfully commercialized industrial biotech applications over the last ten years, writes Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, in the recent issue of Industrial Biotechnology. Many of these developments have premiered at the BIO World Congress, as Erickson notes.
Over the past decade, the industrial biotechnology sector has commercialized unique environmental solutions to produce renewable chemicals, biobased products and biofuels from sustainable biomass, and many of them have premiered at the annual BIO World Congress. Companies have achieved quantifiable improvements in biomass sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon re-utilization. The developments illustrate the potential for sustainable manufacturing growth—which generates jobs and economic opportunity—while minimizing the environmental impact of industry.

Companies have commercialized industrial biotech applications and processes that achieved measurable environmental benefits. These companies contribute to economic prosperity in Europe, Asia and North America, generating sustainable economic growth along with environmental solutions. Many of the companies discussed will be presenting at the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, making it an occasion to recognize milestones for the industry’s accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

With dozens of sessions and hundreds of speakers, the 2017 BIO World Congress, being held June 23-26 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, is a can't miss event. Click here to register or to learn more. And, look for BIO’s new white paper, “Industrial Biotechnology: A Unique Potential for Pollution Prevention,” premiering at the Congress!