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Web Date: July 23, 2008

Industrial Biotechnology Activity On Rise

Technology can improve process efficiency and provide environmental benefits, ITC says
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
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Industrial biotechnology is increasingly being adopted by the chemical and liquid biofuel industries because of its potential technical, economic, and environmental advantages, says the International Trade Commission (ITC).

In a fact-finding report requested by Sen. Charles E. (Chuck) Grassley (R-Iowa), ITC says the advantages include process simplification, resulting in potential reductions in manufacturing costs and capital expenditures, and reduced consumption of fossil fuel, both as feedstock and for energy purposes.

Industrial biotech also . . .

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