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6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering
November 16, 2015 @ 7:00 AM - November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
GTCbio’s 6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference, which will be held on November 16-17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. This two-day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global chemical and energy industries – from petroleum to biobased.
The conference will look to examine new supply chain developments and business models being adopted for biobased chemicals products. The conference will look to examine new supply chain developments and business models for biobased chemical products. Novel chemical production platforms, advantageous feedstock, end user applications, trends and challenges in commercial scale up will all be discussed. Renewable chemical companies, biofuel companies and end market consumers will be discussing innovations in the science, technology and end-market development of biobased chemicals, polymers and plastics.
I. Novel Technologies & Platforms in Sustainable Biochemical Production
II. Advantageous Feedstock for Biochemical Commercialization
III. Strategic Partnerships
IV. Successful Commercialization for Biochemicals
V. End User Applications & Consumer Products
John Cumbers, Planetary Sustainability Lead, NASA Ames Space Portal
John Cumbers has been in the field of synthetic biology for over 10 years working in academia, government, startups and industry. In this talk, he will review the history of the field starting from an academic outreach pursuit to what is now a fledgling industry. He will contend that the latest wave of investment in the field is a positive sign and that the industry is now at an inflection. He will drive home that the fruits from academia coupled with new VC money create the perfect storm for this disruptive technology to unseat incumbents. Specifically, in markets ranging from pharma, biomaterials, chemicals, fuel and food which will allow for the replacing of fossil fuels with more sustainable feedstocks and seeing widespread adoption along the way.
Simon Herriott, Global Business Director, Biomaterials
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Complex new technologies, the development of brand new supply chains and hugely diverse markets and applications make the development of materials from renewable sources a difficult challenge for one enterprise. Add the strategic objective of developing new materials (as opposed to “drop-ins”) – as DuPont decided to do – and the pursuit of several projects at the same time, and the task has become too big and too risky to operate alone.
From project selection to the decision to partner to the choice of partner and the execution of the shared project plan, this presentation explores the insights from DuPont’s experiences in the bio-materials arena using real-life examples from current and previous projects.
- November 16, 2015 @ 7:00 AM
- November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM