By using crop wastes as well as grain, we could be producing tens of billions of gallons of ethanol in this country every year and lessening our dependence on foreign petroleum.
The purpose of the conference is to highlight the emerging field of industrial biotechnology, which is being used to convert agricultural wastes to renewable energy and to make many types of manufacturing processes more environmentally sustainable.
BIO sees regional bio-based economies emerging in various states of complexity and development. The trend is clear that industrial biotech is growing in importance in the Pacific Rim countries.
DuPont is a big ship, and it doesn't turn quickly, but it is clear that it is turning in the direction of industrial biotech.
Industrial biotechnology offers the tools for the Western world to adapt to a more competitive marketplace and also keep some of those jobs in the local economy. It also offers new hope for the environment.