Biotechnica 2013 It’s All Bio – or is it? Is the Chemical Industry Ready for the 'Green Revolution'?
Energy, plastics, materials — the advance of bio-processes is irresistible. But is the chemicals industry ready for this transformation?
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.