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Use of agricultural feedstock for biopolymer compounds

Updated: Apr 29

The use of agricultural feedstock (1st generation biomass) to create biopolymers is not posing a competition to food and feed.

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The transition from a fossil-based to a renewable, bio-based economy is of essential importance; eventually, we must stop using fossil resources that are bringing additional Greenhouse Gases (GhGs) into our atmosphere. Using agricultural feedstock, 1st and 2nd/3rd generation biomass, to produce biopolymers reduces and eliminates the dependency on harmful fossil resources.

The discussion about the use of agricultural feedstock for industrial purposes is often linked to questions whether the conversion of food or feed, or using agricultural land to do so, is ethically justifiable.