Mr. Pat Foody Sr. 2011 Receives SIM's Raphael Katzen Award
OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW/ - Duncan Macleod CEO of Iogen Energy, is pleased to
announce that today Iogen's founder, Mr. Pat Foody Sr., will be awarded
the prestigious 2011 Raphael Katzen Award by the Society of Industrial
Mr. Foody is being honoured for a lifetime achievement in the
commercialization of biofuels. It recognizes Mr. Foody not only for his
contributions to the establishment and development of Iogen, but also
for pioneering the development of the commercial advanced renewable
fuels made from cellulose.
"This award recognizes the pivotal role Patrick Foody Sr. played in
building an advanced renewable fuels industry," said Mr. Macleod. "Pat
defied the early critics and naysayers. His vision and dedication made
cellulosic ethanol a reality today."
"Raphael Katzen was a friend and a renewable fuel visionary and I am
honoured to receive this award. I would like to accept the award on
behalf of Iogen, and the team that made cellulosic ethanol happen,"
said Mr. Patrick Foody Sr. in accepting the award.
The Society for Industrial Microbiology is a nonprofit, international
association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences,
especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology,
materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIM promotes the exchange of
scientific information through its meetings and publications, and
serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology.
Membership in the Society is extended to all scientists and companies
in the general field of microbiology.
About Iogen Energy
Iogen is a leading biotechnology firm specializing in cellulosic ethanol
- a fully renewable transportation fuel made from agricultural residue
that can be used in today's cars. The Company has been producing
cellulosic ethanol at its Ottawa demonstration plant since 2004. Iogen
also develops, manufactures and markets enzymes used to modify and
improve the processing of natural fibers within the textile, animal
feed and pulp and paper industries. In operation since 1974, Iogen is a
privately held company located in Ottawa, Canada. For more information,
SOURCE Iogen Corporation
For further information:
Lisa Hanke, Lisa.Hanke@iogen.ca
Iogen Corporation 613 733-9830
or visit www.iogen.ca