Opportunities to build a new chemical industry based on conversion of crops to key chemicals.
Society will continue to need the products of the chemical industry to deliver the quality of life expected by the developed world and aspired to by the developing world. However the industry is structured, we will do things very differently. The reason is simple: we cannot continue to consume the resources of the planet at the rate we do today. If everyone enjoyed the lifestyle of North Americans we would need the resources of three planet earths.
Originally published J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 2006, 81, 1725 – 1728