Czy biotechnologia zmierza do biogospodarki cyrkularnej?


  • Tomasz Twardowski Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland; Task Group Bioeconomy, European Federation of Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
  • Alfredo Aguilar ESAB, European Society for Applied Biocatalysis, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. Head of Unit Biotechnologies, ret. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Słowa kluczowe:

biotechnology, bioeconomy, Poland, European Union


It is often said that biotechnology is “as old as the world”. However, only now modern biotechnologies based on genetic engineering provide innovative solutions underpinning the development and transformation of the modern economy, thereby creating real opportunities to guarantee the supply of food, medicines and energy for the world's ever-growing population (in November 2022, the world's population will exceed 8 billion). The development of innovative technologies is often conditional on public acceptance and, as a consequence depends on public opinion, coherent legislation and a profound transformation from an oil-based economy to a circular and sustainable bioeconomy. Poland, as part of the European Union, belongs to the group of countries where such modern concepts are developing.