May 6, 2008

Biotech recap

Last week's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference in Chicago was a well of news and information for green journalists. The debate on food versus biofuel was a constant issue while biomass refineries was the most talked about topic for the whole 3-day meeting. Attendance of major oil companies were most noticeable and according to the organizer of the show, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), this year's attendance number was a record-high.

Unfortunately, I was only able to attend 3-4 sessions out of 20 per day as my body-doubles elected to explore Chicago instead. Pls. check out my earlier blogs on Germany and China biotech industry, and some tidbit biobased news reported on last Friday's Weekly News Roundup.

Here are the rest of accumulated green chemical news I've gathered from the conference. If you're not satisfied with it, I suggest you attend next year's conference instead...

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