Full Title: Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing
Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publisher(s): The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Publication Date: March 20, 2023
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Transforming the U.S. economy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 will necessitate major advances across many economic sectors. To meet this transformational goal, action is needed now to spur focused research and development (R&D) that translates innovations in bioscience and biotechnology to broad scale implementation to mitigate the effects of climate change.
This report on climate change solutions provides an overview of ten bold goals and associated R&D needs to safely harness rapid developments in biotechnology and biomanufacturing to dramatically decrease GHG emissions, increase carbon sequestration, and develop innovative products. Achieving these goals in partnership with the private sector will help mitigate the effects of climate change and contribute to a strong and resilient bioeconomy with multiple benefits across broad geographic regions and socio-economic strata within the United States.
These bold goals for climate solutions are cross-cutting and will require efforts across the U.S. government and the private sector. The ten bold goals are grouped into four themes where biotechnology can play a critical role in reducing GHG emissions and removing carbon from the atmosphere.