World Biotechnology Leaders to Gather for Conference

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Golden, Colo., March 11, 1999 — More than 20 countries will be represented when international biotechnology leaders gather in Fort Collins, CO May 2-6 for the 21st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals.

Hosted by the U. S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and sponsored by a consortium of national laboratories, private companies and research organizations, the annual event focuses on improving the economics of producing fuels and chemicals vital to the world's industrial sector.

The 5-day conference will review research breakthroughs and this year will include a special session on funding opportunities for U.S. biotechnology projects. More than 175 presentations are scheduled.

Media needing conference information before May 2 should contact Patrick Summers at NREL, 303-275-4050. Telephone interviews with presenters or sponsors during the symposium can be arranged by contacting Sally Neufeld at the conference hotel in Fort Collins, 970-482-2626 and asking for the symposium registration desk.

A copy of the symposium preliminary program is enclosed.


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