American Chemical Society launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

February 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based chemical companies, announced at ABLC the formation of a Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable. This collaboration will identify and address key scientific challenges such as those relating to scaling up biochemical technologies in a sustainable way. Membership is open to all companies in the bio-based and renewable chemical/product value chain including consumer-facing companies.

Roundtable members will collaborate on pre-competitive initiatives to:

• Identify key research enablers to reduce the costs and improve performance of feedstock conversion/transformation

• Develop a credible scientific database of key bio-based technology trends and scientific developments positioned to support commercialization, standards setting and policy setting

• Promote and advance scientific forums to enable robust best-practice sharing and benchmarking

• Identify opportunities to support promising scale-up efforts

According to ACS, the bio-based sector is already a $369 billion dollar industry in the United States, employing 4 million people directly and indirectly according to An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: A report to the Congress of the United States of America. The ACS Green Chemistry Institute, a part of the American Chemical Society, is dedicated to catalyzing the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemistry enterprise.

For more information on the BTLR.

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