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Roundtable for Reporters: New Technology for High-Value Products from Non-Carbohydrate Feedstocks

Industrial Biotech Companies to Discuss New Applications for Methane

Biotechnology Innovation Organization:



Recent news announcements highlight a novel direction for industrial biotechnology and cleaner manufacturing of high-value products. Companies are using industrial biotechnology to transform methane into animal feed and chemicals. Industry leaders will discuss the potential to capture and use natural gas and other methane sources to biologically generate low-cost products that are environmentally preferred.



Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO;

Alan Shaw, CEO, Calysta, Inc.;

Freya Burton, VP, Communications & Government Relations, LanzaTech.



Monday, February 8, 2016. 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET


Reporters may access the teleconference through an Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number: 888-674-1311. To reserve space, please contact Paul Winters, Communications Director, BIO at 202-962-9237 or


About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events


BIO International Convention
June 6-9, 2016
San Francisco, Calif.

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 8-9, 2016
New York, New York

13th Annual BIO Asia International Conference
March 15-16, 2016
Tokyo, Japan

BIO-Europe Spring
April 4-6, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
April 17-20, 2016
San Diego, Calif.


Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Paul Winters, 202-962-9237
Twitter: @IAmBiotech

Source: Business Wire (February 4, 2016 - 3:32 PM EST)

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