Definition – LIFE SCIENCES & BIOTECH: Life sciences means improving the quality and standard of life. They have applications in health, agriculture, medicine and the pharmaceutical and food science industries. Originally biotechnological processes have been applied to environmental protection, then extended to chemistry and to the production of energy carriers.
The WHITE BIOTECH are part of the broader industry of industrial biotechnology, which refers to all biotechnological processes with industrial application.
WHITE BIOTECH: GENERAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.
The Directive takes into account energy from biofuels and bioliquids. The latter should contribute to a reduction of at least 35 % of greenhouse gas emissions in order to be taken into account. From 1 January 2017, their share in emissions savings should be increased to 50 %.