Executive Chairman to Discuss Alternative Approach to Biofuel and Chemical Production
(PRWEB) November 13, 2009 -- Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), a metabolic engineering innovator in biologically converting non-sugar feedstocks into next generation bioproducts, today announced Rich Cilento, Executive Chairman, will be a presenter at Alternative Energy Innovations 2009 on November 17th in Redwood City, CA.
With a mission to find a better way to create biofuels and chemicals, GlycosBio has uniquely discovered a number of microorganisms that can biologically convert by-products including glycerol and free fatty acids into higher-value green chemicals. By not following the typical sugars-based fermentation research, GlycosBio has created a proprietary technology that provides the industry with an alternative approach to traditional corn or sugar-based biofuel and chemical production.
In his presentation, Cilento will discuss the industry’s need to integrate microbe and fermentation technologies into their manufacturing plans. He will provide an overview of GlycosBio’s technology and how biofuel, oleochemical, palm oil and petrochemical producers can protect themselves from the commodity risk that a single feedstock business model brings; rapidly implement a biorefinery based on their existing plant and equipment; create greater yields and increase product values.
What: “GlycosBio Business and Technology Overview”
Who: Rich Cilento, Executive Chairman, GlycosBio
Where: Alternative Energy Innovations: Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Redwood City, CA
When: Biofuels Track: Tuesday, November 17 - 11:25am and 12:10pm
About Rich Cilento
Rich Cilento has extensive leadership and technical experience with energy, biotechnology, and information technology companies. He received national business honors in 2006, winning the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Energy Technology. Cilento is currently serving as Executive Chairman of DFJ Mercury portfolio company GlycosBio. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of FuelQuest, Inc. (acquired by Saracen Energy), a provider of on-demand supply chain management and tax automation software and services for suppliers, distributors, fuel buyers and traders in Global Downstream Energy.
Cilento began his career at NASA where he was a space shuttle flight controller. He and his flight control team had responsibility for redesigning NASA’s Mission Control Center and implementing NASA’s Software Management Plan.
Cilento holds a BS in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Houston and serves as an advisor to a number of small businesses in Texas.
About Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc.
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio) is pioneering the metabolic engineering of microbial strains to consume multiple non sugar-based, low value feedstocks for the production of sustainable chemical intermediates and advanced ethanol. By creating differentiated bioprocesses, GlycosBio’s bioconversion technology can lower costs, provide a non food energy balance and price stability to the chemical and biofuel industries. GlycosBio is a Houston-based industrial biotechnology company started with technology initially developed at Rice University. For more information, visit www.glycosbio.com.
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