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The EntreTech Forum Presents... Greening Of America - The Conversion of Bio-Agriculture, Bio-Energy, and Bio-Products to Eco-Sustainable Businesses
Date:1/30/2009

BOSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At The EntreTech Forum's February 17th meeting, the panel of business, technology and investment professionals - all contributors, supporters and participants in the emerging bio-economy - will emphasize businesses and technologies that present eco-sustainable activities for this "Triple Bio" play of bio-agriculture, bio-energy, and bio-products.

Last summer we saw the impact of peaking global production of fossil hydrocarbons in the massive price increase for our fuels. Even more devastating was the impact to the agriculture sector for food production, processing and transportation.

A Bio-Economy is emerging with bio-agriculture, bio-energy, bio-products taking on new emphasis in our national quest for energy independence and sustainability.

As Chad Kruger of Washington State University identified, this "Triple Bio" involves three interwoven tracks of:

  • bio-agriculture to produce food and feedstock in an environmentally and energetically sustainable way. It is a suite of concepts, practices and technologies which capitalize on biological processes to maximize resource conservation and resource-use.

  • bio-products research and development to process raw biological feedstock into useful and higher value materials. This refers to refined, value-added materials derived from biomass, such as industrial, biological, medical and nutraceutical products.

  • bio-energy to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for transportation fuels, electricity and heat. It refers to both power (electricity and heat) and liquid fuels derived from biomass.

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