Pacific Rim Summit to Feature Industrial Biotechnology Research on Renewable Energy, Sustainable Environment and Climate Change</a>



WHAT:            A three-day conference to discuss the latest cutting-edge 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.


WHO:              Scientists, government officials, industry executives and investors from North America and throughout the Pacific Rim region.


                        Confirmed speakers include: 

Volkert Claassen, Vice President White Biotechnology, DSM

Neal Gutterson, President and CEO, Mendel Biotechnology

Andy Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Jiayang Li, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Richard E. (Rick) Zalesky, Vice President, Biofuels & Hydrogen Business Unit, Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC


WHEN:            November 14 – 16, 2007


WHERE:          Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

                        2005 Kalia Road

                        Honolulu, Hawaii


The Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is co-hosted by BIO, the American Chemical Society, and the State of Hawaii with support from BIOTECanada, AusBiotech and the Chemical Institute of Canada.


For more information and to register, visit Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.


About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry.


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BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2007

Milwaukee, Wis.

September 24-26, 2007


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October 9-11, 2007


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November 12-14, 2007


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June 17-20, 2008


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