CEP: October 2019 Read about recent developments in the field of industrial biotechnology. This series of articles highlights new products, sustainable feedstocks, and deployment strategies. Other topics in this issue include implementing ISO 50001, scaling laws, and Canada's chemical industry. Editorial Acing Sustainability Several years ago, prompted by something I noticed as I entered the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Billy Jean King National Tennis Center (BJKNTC), I wrote an editorial on sustainability in sports (“Alternative Paths to Sustainability,” Oct. 2012). What caught my eye turned out to be a solar panel on the top of a trash can ... Read more Share Lessons Learned Implementing ISO 50001 October2019EnergyJeanine Gordon, P.E.Follow this advice if you are considering implementing the ISO 50001 energy management system to improve the energy performance of your sites. Industrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates October2019SBE Special SectionThe industrial biotechnology community spans industry, national laboratories, academic institutions, and investors in the private equity and venture capital (VC) space. From small startups to established multinationals, companies in this field are pushing boundaries and developing game-changing innovations. Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology October2019SBE Special SectionJoško BobanovićIndustrial biotech startups are typically founded by technical individuals — engineers and scientists with little experience in the world of business. This article describes ways to avoid some of the pitfalls that budding startups face. Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials October2019SBE Special SectionJeroen F. Visjager, Ritu Bansal-Mutalik, Alex PatistInspired by nature, one company is using advanced biotechnology techniques to develop new textiles and materials that raise the bar for sustainability. New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond October2019SBE Special SectionKelly SmithBy 2050, crop production will need to increase by more than 70% to sustain the world’s growing population. To meet this target, novel crop protection strategies must be developed and implemented. One biotech company is leading the charge in generating biological products for disease and pest control in crops. Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry October2019SBE Special SectionElliot SwartzCommercialization of cell-based meat products at economically viable prices will require significant innovations, presenting new challenges and opportunities for industrial biotechnologists. Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology October2019SBE Special SectionRachel BrencA newly commercialized gas fermentation platform could be key to addressing climate change by enabling biological conversion of waste gases to products. SBE Special Section: Industrial Biotechnology (Complete 26-Page Section) October2019SBE Special SectionIndustrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates; Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology; Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials; New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond; Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry; Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology Applying Scaling Laws in Process Engineering October2019Back To BasicsChris BurkCapital cost estimation techniques in the chemical process industries (CPI) rely largely on scaling relationships. Understanding how scaling relationships relate to equipment characteristics enables you to use them more effectively, even when specific data is not available. Canada’s Chemical Industry: Evolving with the Times October2019Global OutlookBernard West, Thomas Adams, Clement Bowman, Murray McLaughlin, Paul Stuart, P. Eng.Canada’s chemical industry began in eastern Canada in the Montréal area, then moved to Sarnia in central Canada. More recently, it traveled further west, and is now dominated by the oil sector in Alberta. 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.