Renewable resources can reinvent the chemical industry

10/14/2010 | Forbes

The chemical industry is ready for a transformation by replacing oil and natural gas with renewable feedstocks, writes Christophe Schilling, CEO of renewable-chemicals startup Genomatica. "Recent advances in biotechnology and chemistry mean we can create more chemicals from renewable resources like sugar cane, corn, cellulosic biomass and renewably sourced syngas," writes Schilling.

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