Hosted by Dr Ghaneshree Moonsamy, CSIR Senior Researcher
The bio-based economy represents an increasing area of global development with key drivers being environmental sustainability, climate change and reducing the dependence on fossil based resources. In line with global technology initiatives in this area, the CSIR is involved in a number of bio-based technology developments at various stages in order to drive a rapid concept-to-commercial approach. The technology development portfolio includes bio-based chemicals; agricultural and industrial biologicals and probiotics. The benefits for South Africa in adopting a bio-based approach is reduction in the carbon economy, new competitive industries, food security, improving the science base and job creation.