Title: Green Synthetic Biology for sustainable production of food, feed, advance biomaterials, and personal care ingredients
Innovation in life sciences and engineering is creating opportunities to resolve the challenges human life and civilization facing today and what is upcoming in the future. Human population is growing throughout the world alarmingly resulting a continued increase in demand for food, health solution and nutrition. Existing manufacturing principles and processes is also posing huge sustainability challenges. With the onset of fourth industrial revolution, amalgamation of physical, digital and biological systems is accelerating innovations with dramatic societal and environmental impact. Synthetic biology is leading this revolution by employing living micro-organisms to produce products useful for human life and civilization in previously unthought-of markets. Manufacturers choose biology as the method of choice to efficiently produce high-performance, sustainable products and thereby, synthetic biology is at leading edge of this $4 trillion gold rush. We at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) have developed cutting edge tools and technologies for synthetic biology to utilize the fullest potential of this opportunity.
Over a decade we have developed our capability in improving photosynthetic efficiency of algae and have established a robust round-the-year algae cultivation capability. We have also made significant advances in synthetic biology, gene editing technology, bioinformatics and availability of different high-throughput technologies to increases productivity of microorganism including algae. We have leveraged this platform for making next-gen biomaterials, feed and food ingredients, and several value-added products for home and personal care industries. Some of these developments at RIL will be discussed during the presentation.