Although the industrial biotechnology is considered a promising new technology, its exploitation is hampered by many hurdles. The EU project BIO-TIC aims to identify these hurdles and formulate an action plan. A team of European industry associations, research institutes, consultancy firms and network organisations have engaged in this project, part of the EU’s seventh framework programme (FP7), and coordinated by EuropaBio – the European Association for Biotechnology Industries.
nova-Institute is part of this project and will mainly establish a data collection framework on the use of biomass and industrial biotechnology. Together with the other partners, we will also develop a methodology and a roadmap in order to highlight the hurdles and opportunities for a more sustainable chemical industry. In 2015, the roadmap will be translated into an action plan by and for policy makers, industry and other relevant parties.
Further information can be found at: http://www.industrialbiotech-europe.eu
BIO-TIC is one of the several EU-FP7 programmes related to the material use of biomass in which nova is participating. Other new FP7 projects nova-Institut is working in are KBBPPS, SPLASH, MultiHemp and FIBRA.