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USA – Biobased Chemistry Network formed [Registered]

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) created a new Biobased Chemistry Network recently to help educate policymakers on how to develop workable regulatory programs for the growing biobased chemistry industry. Global sales of this segment range from $13.5 billion to $20 billion, with the US accounting for approximately 20 percent of those sales, or $2.7 billion to $4 billion. Biobased chemistry is a subcategory of industrial biotechnology. It includes the manufacture of chemical products using enzymes, micro-organisms, fermentation, or bio-catalysis at any stage of production, and also includes the manufacture of chemical products from renewable resources. ACC said many of the…

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