Another busy day in Toulouse where the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) has concluded for another year. Once again the south-west of France was graced with a full day of inspiring talks from a host of stakeholders from across the continent and beyond. The day also saw the awarding of the John Sime Award for the most innovative breakthrough showcased at the congress which was presented by EuropaBio’s new Secretary General, Joanna Dupont-Inglis to Matti Heikkilä of MetGen (pictured right). Well done to the Finnish industrial enzymes pioneers! Here, Bio-Based World News’ Liz Gyekye once again gives an insight into the happenings of the day.
“Public perception is crucial in these sectors. If you get any negative news flow this could impact on the stock price. This is not an easy sector to IPO.” – Ludwig Goris, senior investment manager, Capricorn Venture Partners.
“I am sure your grandchildren will be proud of you when you tell them that you were participating in the blue revolution.”- Ingmar Hagey, chairman, AlgaePro.
“We are looking for partners to collaborate with, and investors who are interested in supporting us in our growth,” – Marco Minoia, business development manager, Enantis.
“How can we meet 50% of CO2 emission reductions by 2050?” – Kristen Steinbusch of Delft Advanced Biorenewables (DAB).
“Our product is much sweeter than sugar.” Abhiram Dukkipati, CEO, Magellan Life Sciences.
“More people are likely to buy something if a product has third-party certification.” Stephanie Triau, CEO and co-founder, Bioserie.
“A few years ago two guys were producing in a lab, and now they collaborate with Stella McCartney.” Eva Van Der Brugge, innovation manager, Fashion for Good.
“We have to listen to customers’ [concerns] about safety.” Laurent Gilbert, sustainable innovation director, L’Oreal.
“Microalgae are very fascinating because they just need carbon dioxide and sun to grow.” Pierre Monsan, director, TWB.
“We use carbon efficiently and are supporting the transition to carbon-free energy.” Carl Wolf, vice president Europe, LanzaTech.
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