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7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy September 30-October 2, 2014 Reims, France

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7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy       September 30-October 2, 2014     Reims, France

Join us in 2014 for the 7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, for an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and be part of the process of building a stronger more sustainable biobased economy.

Taking place, in association with IAR, EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra will build on the success of EFIB 2013, making the most of the event’s new format to draw an even larger crowd of biobased economy professionals

The global scale-up session at EFIB 2014 this Autumn will focus on the opportunities and challenges in developing a biobased economy throughout different nations. It will include case studies which put policy into practice across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and joint presentations between successful industry commercial projects and the policymakers behind the funding/regional support for the successful commercialisation.

Alan Hiltner, Executive Vice-president at GranBio and Gabriel Lourenço Gomes, Head of Department at BNDES will be presenting a joint collaboration during this session, focusing on the “Successful scale-up in Brazil.”

GranBio, a 100% Brazillian biotechnology company, and BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank, came together in January 2013 and are currently investing heavily in industrial biotechnology in Brazil. Their first 2G ethanol unit is under construction and is due to start-up next month in the northeast region of this South American country. Read more about their collaboration and 2G production of biofuels and biochemicals here >>

Their presentation is a great example of how EFIB considers the global market for industrial biotechnology and will be a highlight in the global scale-up session, alongside a showcase of similar case studies from the rest of the Americas, Canada and Asia.  READ MORE

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