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Green Chemicals

Bioengineering the next global industrial revolution, remaking the building blocks of the modern economy.

The world economy produces goods in enormous quantities. Many of the materials that make these goods are manufactured inefficiently, unsustainably and unimaginatively. We believe the next global industrial revolution will be driven by a step change in the creation of these materials. There will be significant economic rewards for those countries and companies pushing the boundaries of biotechnology.

Discovering carbon-neutral solutions for a sustainable future

Green Chemicals

Bringing together our world-leading expertise in synthetic and computational biology, the Green Chemicals beacon is harnessing the power of the genome, reprogramming microorganisms to transform materials at a cellular level. With our extraordinary track-record of industrial collaboration, we are creating a cutting-edge biotechnology platform that will unleash economic potential for our partners and governments. We are already seeing transformational impacts on the agriculture, industry and health sectors.

Meet some of our experts

Alex Conradie
Green Chemicals Director and Chair in Sustainable Chemical Processing

Nigel Minton
Director of Synthetic Biology Research Centre

Peter Licence
Director of GSK Carbon Neautral Laboratory

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