CEP: June 2016 This issue's special supplement stems from a workshop on commercializing industrial biotechnology that the Society for Biological Engineering sponsored recently. An infographic provides a snapshot of over 200 biomass processing projects announced between October 2013 and October 2015. Another article looks at the technology challenges and opportunites, and the third describes how to use cost models to guide research and development. Other topics in this issue include carbon capture, utilization, and storage; active and passive fire protection; and advanced process control. Editorial Be a Good Employee — Take a Vacation Summer vacation season is here! Will you be taking a vacation this year? According to a survey conducted by Skift, a travel industry intelligence platform, 40% of Americans did not take a single day of vacation in 2015. Read more Share CCUS: Utilizing CO2 to Reduce Emissions June2016On The HorizonMarcius Extavour, Paul BunjeConverting carbon dioxide emissions into valuable products is an exciting concept for the chemical processing industries (CPI). Strike the Right Balance between Active and Passive Fire Protection June2016SafetyCynthia Spitzenberger, Chris Johnson, Minmin Le, Ayuba Mshelia, Robin PitbladoUse scenario-based fire modeling to determine the most effective combination of active fire protection and passive fire protection for your facility. Understand Advanced Process Control June2016Back To BasicsPerry Nordh, P.Eng.Multivariable processes are controlled by a hierarchical structure of control layers. Field devices and regulatory controls manage individual variables, while advanced process control and production control systems coordinate multiple variables to optimize operation. SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology - SBE Update: Is There a Future for Biotechnology in the Commercial Production of Chemicals? June2016SBE Special SectionDarlene SchusterThe short answer is yes. It is becoming clear that industrial biotechnology is moving from the lab to commercial production of high-value chemicals. SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology - Biomass Processing by the Numbers June2016SBE Special SectionBernard CookerA look at the news gives an idea of what’s happening in bioprocessing around the world. Here, bio-based projects reported between October 2013 and October 2015 are sliced, diced, and brought to you in the form of numbers. SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology - Meet the Authors June2016SBE Special SectionKirsten R. Benjamin / Joel R. Cherry / Bernard Cooker / Brian H. Davison / Paul W. Hill / Jefferson C. Lievense / Adam L. Meadows / Amoolya H. Singh SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology - Technology Challenges and Opportunities June2016SBE Special SectionBrian H. Davison, Jefferson C. LievenseIndustrial biotech is the third wave of modern biotechnology, and it promises to be the biggest wave — bigger than biopharma and agricultural biotech. SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology - Use Cost Models to Guide R&D June2016SBE Special SectionKirsten R. Benjamin, Paul W. Hill, Adam L. Meadows, Amoolya H. Singh, Joel R. CherryApplying cost models throughout the development of microbial strains and production processes can reduce the time and cost of commercializing new fermentation products. SBE Supplement: Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology (Full 22-Page Supplement) June2016SBE Special SectionSBE Update: Biotechnology for Producing Chemicals; Biomass Processing by the numbers; Technology Challenges and Opportunites; Use Cost Models to Guide R&D Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.