Plataforma de Mercados Biotecnológicos
Plataforma de Mercados Biotecnológicos

White Biotechnology

Industry Group

White biotechnology or industrial biotechnology is the biotechnology applied to industrial processes..

Examples of this type include designing micro-organisms to make products or using enzymes as industrial catalysts either to produce valuable chemicals or dispose of hazardous chemical contaminants. It also refers to applications of biotechnology in textile industry to create new materials such as biodegradable plastics and biofuels.

Its main objective is the creation of easily degradable products that require less energy and create less waste during production [.] White biotechnology tends to consume fewer resources than the traditional processes used to produce industrial goods.

Likewise, DNA technology offers many possibilities for industrial use of microorganisms with applications closely linked in many cases to health biotechnology: production of recombinant vaccines and medicines such as insulin, growth hormone and interferon, enzymes and production of special proteins