10 November 2010 18:00 [Source: ICIS news]
The government’s strategy, disclosed earlier on Wednesday, would focus on research into using biological resources – in particular biomass from plants, as well as microorganisms – as raw materials in the chemical, pharmaceuticals, paper, leather, food, agricultural and energy sectors.
It was an attempt to help transition
German chemical producers trade group VCI, and its biotechnology industry affiliate DIB, welcomed the initiative.
DIB general manager Ricardo Gent stressed the increasing importance of biomass as a basis for bio-technological and chemical processes to make chemicals and pharmaceuticals, as well as food and animal feed products.
He appealed to
Key objectives for the government should include a set of rules for raw material supplies in the biotechnology sector, as well as a common framework for permitting genetically modified organisms (GMO) in
According to DIB,
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