How bio fabrication helps save the environment

The call for sustainability is getting louder and louder. Shouldn't we make the whole economic system sustainable? Yes, says Carole Collet, and shows what is possible in the bioeconomy for the fashion industry.
5 January, 2023 by
How bio fabrication helps save the environment
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

The planet's raw materials are becoming scarcer, entire animal and plant species are dying. A rethinking is inevitable. But how? The bioeconomy could play an important role. In a video, Carole Collet, professor and co-director of the Living Systems Lab am Central Saint Martins, wie sich die Bioökonomie – im Gegensatz zur erdölbasierten Wirtschaft – auf die Nutzung und Produktion erneuerbarer biologischer Ressourcen stützt und wie sie Land- und Forstwirtschaft mit innovativen Biotechnologien und Genomforschung kombiniert. So produziere die synthethische Biologie heute aus umprogrammierten Algen, Hefe oder Bakterien Biokraftstoffe, Medikamente wie das Malariamittel Artemisinin oder Seide.

What other applications and products there are and what a sustainable economic system could look like will be shown by the GDI at the 19th European Trend Day, which will take place at the GDI on 8 March 2023. Carole Collet, who has developed a prototype of a lab-grown fur fibre for luxury goods with LVMH, Fendi and Imperial College London, is one of the speakers. She will be speaking on "Biofabrication: alternative materials from living systems". Collet positions the rapidly growing landscape of biomaterials in the context of our biodiversity and climate problem and describes how biofabrication is transforming the fashion and luxury industries. Sign up now!

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