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Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo hosts a public lecture on developing a sustainable, bio-based economy by Peter Matlock of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) on Thursday, February15, at 3 p.m. in Science and Technology Building Room 108.

ÔÇťCreating the BioEconomy: Ag Biotech, Synthetic Biology, Biofuels, Renewable Materials, and Sustainability at the Joint BioEnergy Institute,ÔÇŁ examines JBEIÔÇÖs 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 932-7036.

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