SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

Information Forecast, Inc.

September 21, 2011 07:55 ET

Infocast's Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit Premieres

Recent IPO Developments and Joint Collaborations Continue the Massive Growth in the Biobased Chemicals Industry

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - The market is heating up! Spurred by a number of high-profile IPO announcements and partnerships, Infocast will unveil the premier edition of Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit that will take place from October 24-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. This event will provide the latest market intelligence and insight into the business models of partnering strategies for accelerating the development and growth of the renewable chemicals marketplace.

The Biobased Chemicals industry is in the midst of revolutionary change. Powerhouses, Elevance Renewable Sciences and Clariant International Ltd. Business Unit Additives have agreed to blend Clariant's strong plastic additives market and formulation development capabilities with Elevance's process technology to commercialize new renewable additives for plastics. Another key collaboration has biotechnology giant, Amyris Inc. and Geneva-based Firmenich to jointly develop flavor and fragrance ingredients. Additionally, Gevo raised an estimated $123 million in an initial public offering (IPO) that it will use to retrofit ethanol plants to commercialize renewable isobutanol.

These game changing companies, along with many others, will be keynote speakers at the upcoming Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit. Their informed perspectives, along with a high-profile roster of key players representing all facets of the biobased chemicals community, will provide the definitive outlook for global partnering opportunities and strategies.

Summit Chairman, Michael Rabson, a Founding Partner of Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will oversee over 30 prominent speakers from companies including The Dow Chemical Company, Solvay Chemical Sector-SBU Electrochemistry and Derived Specialties, Lux Research, Virent Energy Systems Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Avena and Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi. The summit will provide attendees with an exceptional opportunity to cultivate and strengthen relationships with future partners from leading organizations all across the biobased value chain.

Early Bird Savings ends this Friday -- September 23, 2011. For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor, please visit the event website at or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.

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