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White biotechnology is using enzymes and microorganisms in commercial creation via utilized biocatalysis. this permits for milder response stipulations (pH and temperature) and using extra environmentally-compatible catalysts and solvents. This, in flip, results in techniques that are shorter, generate much less waste, making them either environmentally and economically extra appealing than traditional routes.

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