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Civilian and Military Aviation Biofuels: Companies to Highlight New Technologies and Markets at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology


WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Biofuel research and development companies will present progress in bringing new advanced biofuels to market, while military officials and civilian airline executives discuss industry requirements for readily available, cleaner fuels during BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The event runs May 8-11 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is coorganized by BIO, BIOTECanada and the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC), which is comprised of Soy 20/20, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, and Bioenterprise.

A general plenary session features military and civilian aviation experts and partners in the aviation biofuel development:

Civilian and Military Aviation Fuels: Can Biotech Make a Difference?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT

Breakout sessions focusing on progress in commercializing advanced biofuels include:

Electrofuels: Solution to the Feedstock Sustainability Challenge?
Monday May 9, 10:45am – 12:15pm

  • Michael Lynch, OPX Biotechnologies;
  • Jason Kelly, Gingko BioWorks;
  • Amalie Tuerk, Penn State University.

Challenges & Opportunities in Commercialization of Algae-Based Fuels
Tuesday May 10, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Scott Krygier, Keller and Heckman LLP;
  • Martin Sabarsky, Cellana Inc.;
  • Bertrand Vick, Aurora Algae;
  • Tim Zenk, Sapphire Energy.

Biomass to Biofuels: Microbes to Molecules
Wednesday May 11, 11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Michael Krel, Deinove;
  • Andre Koltermann, Süd-Chemie AG;
  • Stephen Picataggio, Verdezyne Inc.;
  • Cesar Granda, Terrabon Inc.

BIO’s World Congress will also feature six breakout session tracks over three days, with industry presentations on Advanced Biofuels Technology; Algae and Feedstock Crops; Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering; Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials; Public Policy, Infrastructure and Business Development; as well as Specialty Chemicals, Pharma Intermediates, and Food Ingredients. The full program of breakout panel sessions and speakers is available online.

Please visit for additional information, or email Online pre-registration for reporters and editors is now open. All programs at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing 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 BIOtech NOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech NOW.

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Upcoming BIO Events

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
May 8-11, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Partnering for Global Health Forum 2011
June 27, 2011
Washington, DC

BIO International Convention
June 27-30, 2011
Washington, DC

2011 BIO Human Resources Conference
June 26-28, 2011
Washington, DC

The Business Forum at the BIO International Convention
June 28-30, 2011
Washington, DC

BIO India International Partnering Conference
September 21-22, 2011
Hyderabad, India

BIO China International Conference
October 12-13, 2011
Shanghai, China



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