Four simple questions and such a variety of response as you might expect from the unusual collection of engineers, biologists, marketeers, customers, financiers, policy leaders, advanced R&D specialists, mathematicians, advocates and watchful critics that make up the advanced bioeconomy.
Where were you on July 27, 2007? Where are you now? What inspires you? What do you see as the challenges? 120 of the Digesterati took up the task — from industry rock-stars everyone has heard of, to new colleagues just establishing some visibility. These are your suppliers, your colleagues and your customers — telling you how they see your world.
Back then, they were in grade school, high school, college, R&D, the old petrochemical economy and more. Now, they are in every geography, role, and stage of progress towards commercialization you can imagine. From Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas — these are the faces and voices of the advanced bioeconomy and their stories are presented in alpha order via the page controls below.
José Vitor Bomtempo
Then: I was working on our first reports on biofuels and innovation at UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Now: We have been working on the biofuels and innovation topic since 2007. Reports and papers were written, new courses were developed, dissertations and thesis were done by our MSc and DSc students. And, the most important change, we have created a new research group – Bioeconomy Study Group, at UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro which focus is no more only biofuels but the bioeconomy as an innovation process.
Inspirations: Personal opportunities are great but I’d like to see in the next years Brazil, my country, having a more relevant role in the bioeconomy
Challenges: Challenges change as the industry evolves. Now probably scale up is a very challenging problem. But the very challenge is still to combine in a viable and innovative way the four key dimensions: feedstock, technology, product and business model.
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