Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology are part of the core industrial sectors, which drives the transition of the main body of manufacturing sectors (e.g. IT, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, textile, food/feed, agriculture, etc.) towards more sustainable and greener economic and environmental models. The direct application of biotechnology to the environment (e.g. bioremediation, biosensors) is of high relevance for many OECD countries.
A workshop was recently held on Industrial Biotechnology: OECD Discussion Panel on the Development of Strategies for Measuring and Reporting Sustainability of Bio-based Energy and Products in Washington DC. Click here for Workshop summary and presentations.
A workshop was held on Environmental Biotechnology:OECD Workshop on Biotechnology for Environment in Future: Science, Technology and Policy, Rimini, Italy, 16-17 September 2010.