Metabolic and Catalytic Engineering: Platform of Opportunities - Highlights on Technology & Commercialization

Recorded on Tuesday, March 6, 2012:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

Metabolic and catalytic engineering provides the technological foundations for unprecedented routes to valuable chemicals and materials, cutting costs and making materials available on a more consistent basis, not dependent on weather, harvest, or complicated logistics solutions. Startups and corporations increasingly rely on engineered biology to transform supply chains with renewable materials, hedge against fossil fuel feedstock price volatility, and unlock new products as well as familiar end-use applications. Lux Research Analyst Kalib Kersh, along with two other industry experts, will cover the innovators bringing technology to market today, the opportunities and challenges for the space, and a forecast of what to expect in the coming years as the synthetic biology revolution continues to build momentum.

You will learn examples of the best practices being utilized today in commercialization of metabolically and catalytically engineered platform chemicals and the risk/reward landscape for taking those fermented chemicals to marketable products. The faculty will aid ambitious participants in the bio-based materials and chemicals space by presenting a model of the value chain, pinpointing opportunities and pain points, as well presenting a framework for evaluating the viability of business propositions.



Peter Keeling, Innovation Director,
NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

Kalib Kersh, Analyst, Lux Research Inc.

Matt Peters, Co-Founder & Director of Chemical Technology, Gevo, Inc.


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