However, obstacles like unclear standards have hindered its full potential. To address this, BSI consulted with stakeholders to identify priority areas for regulatory alignment. Their analysis aimed to encourage innovation through strengthened frameworks and build confidence across sectors adopting novel technologies.
A blueprint for cutting emissions with industrial biotechnology
BSI consultants Develop Roadmap Unlocking Industrial Biotechnology's Climate Solutions.
Overcoming barriers to net zero growth in industrial biotechnology
Overcoming obstacles in industrial biotechnology leadership
One of these challenges is the establishment of standards and regulations to support high-risk innovation, inspire confidence in researchers and manufacturers, and facilitate market adoption.
Innovate UK and the IBLF commissioned BSI to address this challenge by developing a strategic roadmap to accelerate industrial biotechnology's contribution to carbon reduction goals through an enabling framework of standards.
Creating an evidence-based, actionable roadmap
The report's multi-disciplinary team recommended pathways and action areas that addressed infrastructure, tax policy, regulations, standards and more.
They identified five sectors – agritech, biofuels, fine and speciality chemicals, plastics and textiles – that could contribute to carbon reduction.
The report also outlined an actionable roadmap alongside recommendations for a combination of government support, best standards and private sector investment to realize industrial biotechnology's potential.
A sustainable future enabled by industrial biotechnology
The report helps the UK's ambitious growth plans and its mission to reach net zero.
Unlocking additional growth on the path to net zero
Industrial biotechnology (IB) can both support economic prosperity and help reduce carbon emissions.
Biofuels created through IB could reduce GHG emissions by 82%Learn more
IB sector employment is outpacing national averages, increasing by over 10% annuallyFind out more
The UK's biotech sector has risen by more than 9% every year since 2017Find out more
The UK set an ambitious target of doubling the bioeconomy between 2018 and 2030
Aligning business growth and net zero strategy
We shape and embed best practice so that businesses can become future ready. As a global standards organization, we accelerate opportunity for the decarbonization of industry by defining a clear path towards sustainable growth.
Using every tool in our quest for net zero
Discover how innovative areas like industrial biotechnology can transform our mission to tackle climate change and transform industries .