Presentation on Bio-Based Economy

February 12, 2018, 8:30 AM HST (Updated February 3, 2018, 9:56 AM)

A public lecture on developing a sustainable bio-based economy, will be held by Peter Matlock of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in Science and Technology Building Room 108.

“Creating the BioEconomy: Ag Biotech, Synthetic Biology, Biofuels, Renewable Materials, and Sustainability at the Joint BioEnergy Institute,” examines JBEI’s basic research and technology development program. JBEI is one of four U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Centers, and has pushed the boundaries of synthetic biology with optimized biomass feedstocks, new biomass deconstruction processes, metabolically engineered microbial hosts, and sustainability analysis. Matlock presently serves as director of Commercialization and Manager for Industry Interactions and Intellectual Property.


The event is sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM).

For more information, contact CAFNRM Dean Bruce Mathews at (808) 932-7036.



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