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BIO Programming Focused on Biobased Markets and Food
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced two programming tracks focused on biobased markets and specialty food ingredients, flavors and fragrances at the 2018 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Programming around these topics will take place July 17 with four sessions for each of the two tracks.

The 2018 BIO World Congress will be held July 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

"New innovations are sweeping across industrial biotechnology, including new bioprocesses to develop biobased consumer products and specialty food ingredients," said Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO. "Programming included in these two breakout tracks will focus on the innovations taking place across the entire value chain and how they contribute to the global biobased economy."

Sessions in the Growing Global Biobased Markets track are sponsored by Unibio and include:

- Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU): A Model of Collaborative Research Building and Structuring the European Bio-based Industry Sector

Speakers:

Philippe Mengal, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

Christophe Luguel, IAR-Pole

Giulia Gregori, Novamont

Sami-Pekka Rantanen, MetGen

- Bio-Industrial Investment in South America

Speakers:

Steve Fabijanski, Agrisoma

Alejandra Rodriguez, Aravan Labs, Pando's Technological Hub

Martin Vidal, Ambassador of Uruguay to Canada

Daniel Vázquez, INIA

- Scaling to Commercial: Unlocking the Value of Digital Biology

Speakers:

Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers LLC

Tim Staub, Fermentum

Jeff Passmore, Passmore Group Inc.

Kristan Wadrop, Centre for Process Innovation Limited

- Investing in Transformation -- A Breakthrough Business and Partnering Approach in the Port of Rotterdam

Speakers:

Peter Nieuwenhuizen, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

William Lese, Braemar Energy Ventures

Stijn Effting, Port of Rotterdam

David McConnell, Enerkem

Sessions in the Specialty Food Ingredients, Flavors and Fragrances track are sponsored by Evolva and include:

- Emergence & Commercialization of Next Generation Ingredients in F&F and other Markets

Speakers:

Kathy Oglesby, Amyris

Edi Eliezer, Conagen Inc.

Emmanuel Petiot, DEINOVE

Giovanni Salerno, Evolva

- GRAS Conclusions: An Uncompromising Approach to Facilitate Market Access for Safe Food Ingredients from Industrial Biotechnology

Speakers:

Vincent Sewalt, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Diane Shanahan, BASF Enzymes LLC

James LaMarta, DSM Nutritional Products

Lauren VieBrock

- How Biology is Transforming the Future of our Food System

Speakers:

Scott Nichols, Food Future

Larry Feinberg, KnipBio

Arturo Elizondo, Clara Foods

Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio

- Advancements in industrial Production of Food Enzymes and Ingredients from New Microbial Platforms

Speakers:

Andreas Buthe, c-LEcta GmbH

C.L. Rathi, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd.

Heinrik Busch-Larsen, Uniobio

David Demirjian, ZuChem

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling "innovations transforming our world" and the BIO Newsletter is the organization's bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

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