chapter  11
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Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Future by Integrating Biotechnological Approaches

WithAna Carolina Maia Angelo, Lino Guimarães Marujo

For more than 100 years, the biotechnology industry has evolved from basic biology and genetics research and development (R&D). The broad definition of biotechnology is that it encompasses the application of science and technology to living organisms in order to produce knowledge, goods, and services (OCDE, 2013), enables multi-billion 180dollar commercial companies acting in various sectors such as agriculture, human health, production of chemicals, materials, and energy. The increased importance of biotechnology has put it as a new techno-economic paradigm that will help drive the world economy and mitigate climate change (Tylecote, 2019).