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Products from cell factories

Who are we?

Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes.

Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at is the world’s first interdisciplinary research centre within sustainability.

A primary aim of the Center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnologically using microbial production hosts:

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