Pacific Rim Summit to Highlight U.S.-Asia Partnership Opportunities for Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals

&nbsp;The&nbsp;2011 Pacific Rim Summit&nbsp;will be held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference &amp; Exhibition,&nbsp;Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.</p>

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature two technical tracks for exploring partnership opportunities between companies from the United States and Asia. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is co-organizing the Summit with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, to be held Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

The Pacific Rim Summit will feature two technical tracks: Biomass and Biofuels; and Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Products. Speakers from leading companies headquartered in Asia, Europe and the Americas will meet in Kuala Lumpur for this event to explore partnering, financing and capital formation deals.

Scheduled sessions focusing on international research and partnering opportunities include:

The Next Frontier for BioRenewables: Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia
Nov. 22, 2011 – 2:30pm – 3:45pm


Biofuels in China: Today and the Future

Nov. 23, 2011 – 10:20am – 11:35am


Commercial Production of Next Generation Biofuels
Nov. 23, 2011 – 2:30pm – 4:10pm


Now in its sixth year, the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will address the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. The annual Pacific Rim Summit is the original conference dedicated solely to growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas. Visit

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BioMalaysia 2011 will feature tracks on industrial, healthcare and agricultural biotechnology and is expected to receive delegates from the Asia Pacific region, the United States and Europe. With more than 60 speakers discussing innovation, technology and commercialization in industrial, healthcare and agricultural biotechnology, the breadth and depth of opportunities for partnering and collaborations abound.

Last year, BioMalaysia 2010 drew more than 7,500 participants with 68 biotechnology experts speaking at the conference and 243 local and international exhibitors from Canada, Korea, Netherlands India and Singapore. BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition/2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergyis jointly organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), BiotechCorp, BIO and Protemp Exhibitions Sdn Bhd.