9 January 2014

BØRSEN: Synbio Opens New Road for Industry

 Algae farm design by Charles Lee, BIOS. 

A feature article in The Danish national newspaper Børsen presented the aims of the Center for Commercialization of Synthetic Biology: To start a new industrial revolution in Denmark relying on biologically based production of a wide range of compounds including cancer medicine and jet-biofuel.

The article emphasizes the need for recombining the primary competences of the Danish workforce in new ways, in order to create new types of manufacturing jobs that can be kept in Denmark. This can specifically mean to retrain skilled labor such as gardeners to supervise algae farms that will act as new types of production facilities in collaboration with the world leading Danish biotech industry.

The article is written by the following collaborating authors:

  • Peter Hildebrandt, CEO of CC Synbio
  • Nanna Heinz, Research Coordinator, University of Copenhagen, Science
  • Leif Bloch Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Arne Grevsen, Chairman of The Green Group, 3F - a Danish labour union
  • Kristian Madsen, Chairman, Danish Plant Nurseries
  • Birger Lindberg Møller, Professor, University of Copenhagen, Science
  • Britta Thomsen, Member of the European Parliament for the Danish Social Democrats, member of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy

Read more about the CC Synbio initiative here: https://synbio.ku.dk/ccsynbio/

or visit the homepage of CC Synbio: https://ccsynbio.com/

For more information, contact:

Peter Hildebrandt, CEO of CC Synbio (the Center for Commercialization of Synbio) ^
ph@ccsynbio.com, Phone no: +45 70277024

or Birger Lindberg Møller, Director of Center for Synthetic Biology, University of Copenhagen. blm@plen.ku.dk, Phone: +45 353-33352

The full article is only digitally available for Børsen subscribers.