Industrial Biotechnology is the use of biotechnology for industrial processes, using microorganisms and enzymes to produce goods for industry, including chemicals, plastics, food, agricultural and pharmaceutical products and energy carriers. It provides us a new way to manufacture products while preventing pollution, conserving resources and reducing costs. prevention, resource conservation, and cost reduction. Industrial biotechnology is often referred to as the “third wave” in biotechnology, and it is estimated that once fully developed, it will have a larger impact on our world than health care and agricultural biotechnology.
Industrial processes will generally require both biological and chemical steps, so creating, scaling and running processes that use both steps will often require integration of disciplines which have been traditionally practiced separately. While the processes may require the chemical synthesis of a starting material that is fed to a fermentation, or may be the starting material for a step using an enzyme, or fermentation may be used to generate a natural product which is then isolated and used as the starting material for multiple chemical steps. Thus, the Industrial Biotechnology Expert might need both chemical, biological and engineering backgrounds.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in industrial biotechnologies, as well as bio and renewable fuels, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, biomaterials, and biochemicals. Thy will also likely have expertise in technologies like agitation systems, anaerobic digestion, beverage fermentation, bio-oil extraction, bioreactors, carbon capture, carbon storage, carbonization, catalysis, cellulosic ethanol, cleantech, combined heat and power, direct combustion, , enzyme technologies, fermentation, Fischer-Tropsch, gasification, genetic engineering, hydrothermal, nanotechnology, organosynthesis, power generation, pyrolysis, renewable technology due diligence, synthetic biology, thermochemical conversion, torrefaction, water treatment, and waste management.
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