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Industrial Biotech Could Save 2.5 Billion m.t./year of CO2

5:46 AM MDT | September 22, 2009 | Alex Scott

Environmental group WWF has called for stronger political backing of the industrial biotech sector so that its potential may be fully realised. WWF says that the broad adoption of industrial biotech processes could save between 1 billion and 2.5 billion m.t./year of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. WWF’s figures are based on a peer-reviewed study by Novozymes, an enzymes producer.   “WWF sees industrial biotech as an industry that can play a very significant role in the development of a new, green economy if developed in the right way. The...

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