18 Oct Biotechnologies and Environnent (92 pages)
National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2010
This study examines the impacts on the environment of implementing biotechnologies, viz; those technologies that rely on certain properties of micro-organisms, animal or vegetable cells, cell constituents, notably enzymes, in order to create new products, new production processes or new services. The terms “environmental impact” refer to any form of modification of the environment, be it positive or negative, as a result of applying, partly or extensively, given technologies. The report covers biotechnological applications in the following fields: chemical industries, environment, agriculture, health and analytical processes (bio-sensors).