Archivos de Biotecnología Industrial


An Overview of Potential Applications for Industrial Biotechnology in Sustainable Chemicals

Edward Conell

Biotechnology is shown its potential as a tool for sustainable industrial growth. The OECD has gathered and examined case studies demonstrating the use of biotechnology in a variety of industries, including mining, plastics, food processing, textiles, pulp and paper, chemicals, and energy. Making industry more environmentally friendly can help protect or enhance the environment while producing goods and services that can alleviate poverty, create jobs, and enhance the standard of living for a rising global population. The transition to a bio-based economy will hasten the depletion of renewable resources and worsen the environment without scientific and technological advancements.