Biotechnology for sustainable development: applications and safety

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LogoINAIL-SmallOn 30 October 2014 a National Meeting on Biotechnology and Sustainable Development will take place in Rome at Inail premises. The priority challenge of our millennium for innovation lies in the research of development models capable of preserving the planet’s resources protecting and increasing the quality of life of its inhabitants.

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Biotechnology is already applied in a variety of industrial sectors, being able to improve production processes quality and profit at the same time decreasing the environmental impact. It is precisely in the energy and chemistry sector that biotech will give the largest contribution in the near future, allowing to obtain products with high added value starting by renewable resources such as biomass.

In a socio-economic context that is increasingly oriented to a concept of sustainability, the impulse that is given to industry by biotechnological processes must be an element of innovation, not just in the industrial chain and in view of environmental protection, but also in safety management activities.

Inail Research Sector has been for a longtime very active on the issue of the development of “industrial biotechnology and risks control”, in order to reinforce the principle that the study of safety must be positioned upstream of the industrial development, delivering proposals of risk control solutions tailored on the size and type of companies, as well as on their organizational/management skills.

The program of the event includes the dissemination of the results of a two-year project on Biotechnology and Sustainable Development, funded by the Ministry of Health and carried out together with some public and private parties. Moreover, the main experiences in the field of bio-refineries will be presented, examining in depth some aspects of process safety. Finally, the potential developments of the sector within the Italian industrial context will be dealt with.

Contact: b.pietrangeli@inail.it

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