In 2019, Japan has formulated a new Bio-Strategy with the goal of achieving the world’s most advanced bio-economy by 2030. Major targets are bioplastics and high-performance chemicals manufactured by “smart cells” of plant and microbial origin and integrated bioproduction processes – so-called biofoundries. The 4 years program will include data-driven creation of new enzymes, integrated bio-production management systems and large-scale chemical production systems using genetically modified plants, shared by some 10 companies and 10 universities.
NEDO news release, August 28, 2020
NEDO starts major new program in bioeconomy focusing on biofoundries