Hawaiian Biomass Companies, Sustainability Experts to Present at BIO’s 2010 Pacific Rim Summit

Media Release:

Progress in developing renewable resources for biofuels and bioproducts and standards for certification of sustainability will be presented at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held Dec. 11-14 in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort and Spa.

Sessions that focus on Hawaii’s role in biomass development and sustainability standards include:

High Yield Tropical Biomass and Renewable Energy
Sunday, Dec. 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Honolulu Room 3

Aspects of Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Honolulu Room 3

Progress in Commercialization of Algae-based Fuels
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Tapa Ballroom II

Now in its fifth year, the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will address the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. The annual Pacific Rim Summit is the original conference dedicated solely to growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas. Conference and hotel registration are now open. Visit http://bio.org/pacrim.

For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.bio.org/pacrim. For assistance, please contact pacrim@bio.org or 202-962-9200.

All programs at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy 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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