3 November 2006

Study published on the potential for biotechnology

A comprehensive assessment is published on the potential for White (Industrial) Biotechnology in the production of bulk chemicals

The 475 page “BREW” study; “Medium and Long-Term Opportunities and Risks of the Biotechnological Production of Bulk Chemicals from Renewable Resources” can be downloaded from the project’s website.

The study was co-ordinated by Utrecht University, Department of Science, Technology and Society / Copernicus Institute and funded by the European Commission. A consortium of 15 partners were involved, comprising 9 companies and 6 institutes.

Topics covered include; an overview of chemicals with potential for production using white biotechnology, environmental and economic assessments and projections for the year 2050.

Contact:
Dr. Martin K. Patel
Utrecht University
Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS) / Copernicus Institute
Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Phone: 0031 30 253 7634
Fax: 0031 30 253 7601

Source: Utrecht University Nov. 03, 2006.

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