BIO's 10th Annual World Congress to Feature Presentations on Latest in Advanced Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Commercialization

BIO announces breakout session program for 2013 World Congress

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2013

WASHINGTON--Global biofuel and renewable chemical company executives and managers developing strategies to further commercialization will speak in breakout sessions at BIO's 10th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology this June in Montreal, Canada. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its breakout program for the 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology featuring seven tracks and more than 40 sessions with an emphasis on commercialization in industrial biotech.

"We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BIO's World Congress giving us the perfect opportunity to look back and see how far the industry has progressed towards commercialization of industrial biotech," said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section. "This information-packed breakout program in Montreal will feature speakers that will highlight how biorefineries are producing new employment opportunities and jump-starting economic development when they're needed most. Industrial biotechnology companies are helping to lead an explosion of innovation."

The seven breakout tracks covering the latest progress in commercializing advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, company partnerships and more in industrial biotechnology include Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Feedstock Crops and Biomass Supply; Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials; Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Food Ingredients; Synthetic Biology and Microbial Genomics; Technical Presentations; and the all new Academic Research Presentations track.

Featured Breakout Sessions include:

Developments in Drop in Biofuels
Tuesday, June 18, 8:30 am-10 am

*Robert Graham, Ensyn Technologies

*Jeff Webster, Sapphire Energy Inc

*Joel Stone, Green Biologics Inc

*Eric Mathur, SG Biofuels

Creating an Acceptable Supply of Biomass Feedstock to Satisfy Financing Requirements
Monday, June 17, 2:30 pm-4 pm

*Moderator: Chris Roach, Ceres, Inc

*Sam Jackson, Genera Energy, Inc

*Paolo Carollo, Chemtex International, Inc

*Bob Wooley, Gevo, Inc

Renewable Succinic Acid: The Road to Commercialization
Monday, June 17, 8:30 am-10 am

*Moderator: Sue Hager, Myriant Corporation

*Alif Saleh, Myriant Corporation

*Will van-den-Tweel, DSM/Reverdia

*Allen Julian, MBI

*Philipp Walter, Succinity

Expanding the Role of Enzymes in Industrial Processes
Monday, June 17, 10:30 am-12 pm

*Moderator: Kenneth Barrett, Verenium

*David Weiner, Verenium

*Michael Raab, Agrivida

*Wade Robey, Poet

*Neil Parry, Unilever

*Anthony Pavel, ETA

Biotechnological Process for Biobased Products from Cellulosic Biomass
Tuesday, June 18, 8:30 am-10 am

*Moderator: Kevin Gray, Chemtex

*Mark Burk, Genomatica

*Paul Dwyer, Gevo

*Vonnie Estes, Codexis

Find the full program list and schedule here.

Registration is now open for the 2013 BIO World Congress coming to Montreal, Canada, June 16-19 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Please visit for additional information, or email It's the world's largest industrial biotechnology conference for business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass.

Online pre-registration for reporters and editors is now open. All breakout and plenary sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications.

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 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. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling "innovations transforming our world." Subscribe to BIOtechNOW.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO IPCC Conference
March 25-27, 2013
San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention
April 22-25, 2013
Chicago, IL

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
June 16-19, 2013
Montreal, Canada

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