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Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing

In March 2023, President Biden issued 10 Bold Goals for the U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing industries, expanding on his Executive Order issued September 12, 2022 on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. While the 2022 Executive Order emphasized increasing market opportunities for biobased products, these bold goals provide key objectives for the U.S. bioeconomy. 

The 2023 update provides specific goals to be achieved through a range of timelines in (1) transportation and stationary fuels, (2) chemicals and materials, (3) climate-focused agricultural systems and plants, and (4) carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal.

Relevant Bold Goals include:

carbon dioxide emissions
  • Expand feedstock availability and produce more than 60 million metric tons of exhaust gas CO₂ suitable for conversion to fuels and products to minimize emissions and other sustainability challenges. 
  • Produce 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030 with at least 50-70% reduction in lifestyle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional aviation fuel, with production rising to 35 billion by 2050.
  • Develop technologies that will replace 50% of maritime fuel, off-road vehicle fuel, and rail fuel with low net GHG emission fuels in 20 years.
  • In 5 years, produce greater than 20 commercially viable bioproducts with greater than 70% reduced life cycle GHG emissions over current practices.
  • In 20 years, demonstrate and deploy cost-effective and sustainable routes to convert bio-based feedstocks into recyclable-by-design polymers that can displace >90% of today’s plastics and other commercial polymers at scale.

These biomanufacturing and biotechnology goals will face research and development challenges and require innovations to optimize various processes. Producing platform chemicals and final products with the greatest potential to reduce GHG emissions as well as generating new bio-based compounds for SAF production are among the top priorities for commercial success.

Measuring Biobased and Biogenic Carbon

As biobased products and biofuel industries evolve, third-party laboratory testing using ASTM D6866 measurements allow manufacturers to validate biobased or biogenic carbon content. ISO 17025-accredited lab Beta Analytic offers biobased/biogenic testing with results available in 7 business days or less. Contact Beta for more information.

For full details see: Bold Goals for US Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 and is filed under Biobased Products .