Biotechnica 2013 It’s All Bio – or is it? Is the Chemical Industry Ready for the 'Green Revolution'?

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Energy, plastics, materials — the advance of bio-processes is irresistible. But is the chemicals industry ready for this transformation?

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"We have the chance to establish a whole new industry!" - Dr. Jürgen Eck, Brain AG
"We have the chance to establish a whole new industry!" - Dr. Jürgen Eck, Brain AG
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Quite some controversy at a panel discussion at the Marketplace Industrial Biotechnology: Giulia Gregori (Novamont), Neil Goldsmith (Evolva) and Dr. Jürgen Eck (Brain AG), adressed poor understanding of the complex content as well as differing visions of smaller and larger companies concerning project management and risk affinity. The conclusion: “Be ready for interdisciplinarity — the most important problems are known”. There are ways of overcoming them — if everyone pulls together.

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