The industrial biology industry is beginning to introduce new materials that rival traditional petrochemical products.
Lygos Demonstrates Biology's Advantage Over Petroleum
All of humanity's earliest civilizations were built around fermentation products such as wine, vinegar, and cheese. During the 19th century, Louis Pasteur and others begun to unravel how fermentation was caused by simple microbes, which started the shift from "ancient biotechnology" to what we know today as industrial biotechnology.
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