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2011-01-29 00:01:50

DuPont Chair & CEO: Industrial Biotechnology and Innovation Can Address Challenges Presented from Global Population Growth Collaboration is Critical to Advance New Bio-Based Technologies Davos, Switzerland (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 Citing the "vast opportunities" where industrial biotechnology can address emerging challenges resulting from global population growth, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told attendees of the World Economic Forum annual meeting that bio-based...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qteros, Inc., the developer of a unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform for the lowest-cost production of cellulosic ethanol, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Dale, Ph.D., to the newly created position of Vice President, Research and Development (R&D). A highly accomplished scientist, bacterial microbiologist and recognized leader in the industrial biotechnology industry, Dr....

2010-06-28 02:00:00

Potential saving: 10 trillion liters of freshwater and 30 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year SINGAPORE and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Textile Effects and Genencor, a division of Denmark-based Danisco A/S, today announced the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on GENTLE POWER BLEACH(TM), a bleaching system introduced into the textile pretreatment market in March 2009. As opposed to conventional bleaching systems, GENTLE POWER BLEACH(TM) contains...

2010-06-25 08:27:00

BERLIN, June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial biotechnology is expected to grow worldwide by 10 to 20 percent per year through 2020. Germany has already established the preconditions to accelerate R&D and commercialization in this nascent industry, making it an ideal site for companies looking to benefit from growing market demand. Representatives from Germany Trade & Invest will be on hand at this year's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing, taking...

2010-05-04 08:15:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "BIO has long been a strong and outspoken advocate for the critical, game-changing work of the biotechnology sector. It is my goal to build upon these achievements and push forward, with my Board colleagues, an aggressive agenda that fosters the right policy environment for the biobased solutions that our industry brings to the market. This is an important year. I am convinced we are at a tipping point - a moment in history where industry and...

2010-02-15 02:00:00

A Breakthrough Enzyme Product for Cellulosic Biofuels Development PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, today introduced Accellerase(®) DUET at the Renewable Fuels Association's 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. This product is the latest generation in the company's line of enzymes used to convert biomass into sugars, a critical step in the production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels and...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biofuel enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genencor, Inc., a division of Danisco, with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its Accellerase® product line of enzymes. As a response to the challenges of converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Genencor introduced Accellerase® 1000 in 2007, and has since then succeeded in developing...

2010-01-13 08:49:00

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Accellerase(R) Products For Critical Role in Biofuels Development PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2009 New Product Innovation Award for Biomass Enzymes. The award was granted for Genencor's Accellerase® product line, enzymes used to convert biomass into sugar, a critical step in the production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels and...

2009-11-09 11:25:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco, has won the national "Sustainable Energy Award" from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for its Accellerase® family of enzymes for cellulosic ethanol. Yesterday, Robert Davis, Chair of the AIChE Awards committee, presented the award to Landon Steele, who is Marketing Director, Biomass Enzymes and Accellerase® Product Manager, and Aaron Kelley, who is Senior...

2009-11-04 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. today announced that Fernando Valle, Ph.D., has joined the company as Codexis' first Research Fellow. Dr. Valle, a distinguished researcher in metabolic and genetic engineering over a nearly 30-year career in industrial biotechnology, will focus on Codexis' advanced biofuels programs. He will report to Lori Giver, Ph.D., Vice President, Synthetic Biology. Dr. Valle joins Codexis from LS9, where he was Senior Director, Metabolic...