May 2, 2008

Is China ready to be green?

Not only is China ready for green, it is already one of the biggest producer of green-based chemicals, according to the life science and chemicals firm DSM China Ltd.

China ranked number #1 in the production of sodium glutamate, citric acid, lysine and vitamin C, while in bioethanol and lactic acid, it ranked #3. All the chemicals are made via fermentation or enzyme processing.
"Ambitious goals have already been set in China with strong policy supports specifically for industrial biotechnology," said DSM China president, Wei-Ming Jiang, who spoke at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing conference on April 29 in Chicago.

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