Industrial Biotechnology, Winter 2008 (Vol. 4, No. 4)
William Pellerin and D. Wayne Taylor
The concept of the biobased economy goes beyond the traditional definition of biotechnology. Understanding the biobased economy facilitates the right financial, policy, and regulatory frameworks that enable the integration of biotechnology into traditional economic sectors while also revitalizing these sectors.
Comparing Canada’s biobased economy with those of other countries over the last four years, it is possible to outline Canadian competencies, establish trends, highlight areas of improvement, and recognize Canadian competitive advantages.