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The Future of Cleantech Investment

Overcoming Key Industry Challenges through Innovation

July 31, 2012 - 1:30 pm EDT

While headlines in the United States paint a gloomy picture of the state of the cleantech industry, a closer look reveals a very different picture.  The challenges facing the cleantech industry are undeniable, but the fundamental opportunities and the rapid pace of technological innovation translate into a set of prospects that, in many ways, are even more promising than the over-hyped cleantech rush of the past few years.  Major corporations,… Listen To Replay

The Bio-based Economy

Opportunities and Challenges for Integrated Biorefineries

July 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm EDT

In April 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a national “Bioeconomy Blueprint,” outlining strategies for harnessing research and innovation in the biological sciences to generate economic growth.  Building on early scientific and technological research, the bio-based economy is one of the fastest-growing segments within the global economy today and holds tremendous potential as an engine for economic growth across a number of industrial sectors.  Ultimately, the bio-based economy is aimed at… Listen To Replay

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