Industrial biotechnology includes modern application of biotechnology for sustainable processing and production of chemical products, materials and fuels. Biotechnological processing uses enzymes and microorganisms to produce products that are useful to a broad range of industrial sectors, including chemical and pharmaceutical, human and animal nutrition, pulp and paper, textiles, energy, materials and polymers, using renewable raw materials.
Use of biotechnology to substitute existing processes makes many of these industries more efficient and environmentally friendly, contributing to industrial sustainability in various ways. This paradigm change involves various areas, ranging from the most known ones, such as pharmaceutical and agricultural, to production of materials such as biopolymers and bioplastics. With the adoption of industrial processes based on biotechnology, metabolic engineering has become an increasingly important subject. The goal of metabolic engineering is to maximize the production of compounds that are of industrial interest in microorganisms that act within this context as cell factories through their genetic manipulation
- Track 1-1 Semi-synthesis technologies
- Track 2-2 Fermentation techniques
- Track 3-3 CRISPR Technology
- Track 4-4 Computerization of techniques
- Track 5-5 Petrochemical-Based Economy