BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

This week, I’ve been attending the 10th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal. So far, it’s been a great show, reportedly with over 1,000 attendees from all segments of the renewable fuels and industrial biotech space.

I’ve written a summary of one of the breakout sessions I attended, the first of two sessions presenting the current status of efforts to commercialize cellulosic ethanol. The session featured speakers from Clariant, Praj, DSM and Beta Renewables. You can find my summary on the Advanced Biofuels USA website: for the next few days it will be the lead story you’ll see on the site’s main page, but later you can find the story at  My thanks to Joanne Ivancic for giving me the opportunity to contribute this story to her very useful and informative site. I’d also mention that two previous posts on this blog, from February 21 and February 25, provide additional information on the companies who are commercializing, or are close to commercializing, cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.

The World Congress is ending today, but I hope to post a summary of a second session on cellulosic fuels, perhaps as well as other topics, either here or on the Advanced Biofuels USA website.

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