Volume 84 Issue 31 | pp. 34-35
Issue Date: July 31, 2006

Industrial Biotech

BIO conference charts the long route to economic viability in fuels and chemicals
Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability, Economy

Brent Erickson, vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization's industrial and environmental section, spoke of a perfect storm at BIO's third annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing in Toronto earlier this month. Technological advances, energy prices and security, government incentives, market pull, and global competition, Erickson said, are converging right now to create the ideal environment for the rise of biotechnology-derived alternatives to petroleum-based fuels and materials.

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