Pacific Rim Summit on Biotechnology & Bioenergy (PacRim2008)

Venue: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 12, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 25, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: May 12, 2008
Paper Submission Date: May 12, 2008
Report as Spam


The Biotechnology Industry Organization, along with BIOTECanada and leaders in the British Columbia life sciences industry, proudly presents the 2008 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy. This unique conference is like no other as it brings together nations from both sides of the Pacific to discuss innovative topics such as sustainable sources of energy, new applications of marine biotechnology, and cleaner methods of industrial production.

This exciting conference will also include:

• Presentations on bio-energy, bio-based products, industrial biotechnology for drug discovery, novel applications of marine biotechnology and much more
• Dynamic Plenary Program
• International Networking Opportunities
• Business Partnering Meetings
• Elegant Evening Receptions
• Breathtaking Venue

The 2008 Program Traacks include:

1. Biofuels and Bioenergy Technologies – cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels, renewable hydrocarbons, biohydrogen, advances in enzymes and fermentation organisms.

2. Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials – biopolymers and bioplastics, sustainable chemistry, biocatalysis, fermentation technologies, biorefinery co-products.

3. Feedstocks and Sustainability – dedicated energy crops, sustainable feedstock collection, lifecycle analysis, climate change, sustainable biorefineries, economic sustainability.

4.Marine, Nano & Environmental / Algae Systems / Policy – bioremediation, nano-biotechnology, marine bio-resources, algae for fuels, chemicals and carbon capture, role of governments, intellectual property, human resource challenges.


1601 Bayshore Drive

Additional Information

For registration details, hotel information, and other facts about the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy, please visit our website: