Biobased Materials for Manufacturing Plastics, Automotive Parts Deliver Smart Jobs and Growth
Industrial biotechnology applies the science of biotechnology for industrial purposes, using cells, enzymes and renewable organic material for manufacturing, alternative energy creation and production, and to develop a range of sustainable bio materials.
Across the globe, industrial biotechnology firms are renewing traditional industries, from chemicals to forestry and automotive manufacturing with renewable products and processes. These technologies offer environmentally cleaner solutions, using and reusing what is traditionally considered waste – corn stalks or even garbage - as feedstocks for consumer and industrial products, from fuels to environmental cleanup solution.
Many products can be found in Canadian households: shingles, insulation, carpet, linoleum, detergents, shampoo, cosmetics, lotions, soap.
Some are industrial solvents, paints, glues, or lubricants.
Bio-pesticides, and bio-remediation using yeast or bacteria offer new solutions for oil spill cleanup, biodegradable pesticides, or safe municipal sewage and water cleanup options.
POWER OF BIOMASS
The ultimate in use and reuse. Industrial companies take biomass materials creating market opportunities for rural communities. Farmers are growing these crops on semi-arid conditions and marginal lands, enabling widespread production while not disrupting food crops.