Can biotech provide the magic formula for the green economy?

A major global biotechnology company says it holds the answers to businesses’ most pressing sustainability issues, but political inaction and a powerful fossil fuel lobby is holding back their widespread adoption.

Novozymes, which specialises in the manufacture of microorganisms and enzymes for a range of industrial uses, claims it is managing to decouple growing production from increasing demand on resources – the magic formula behind the notion of a green economy.


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