Innovation trends in industrial biotechnology
Review article, 2022

Microbial fermentations are used for the sustainable production of a range of products. Due to increasing trends in the food sector toward plant-based foods and meat and dairy product substitutes, microbial fermentation will have an increasing role in this sector, as it will enable a sustainable and scalable production of valuable foods and food ingredients. Microbial fermentation will also be used to advance and expand the production of sustainable chemicals and natural products. Much of this market expansion will come from new start-ups that translate academic research into novel processes and products using state-of-the art technologies. Here, we discuss the trends in innovation and technology and provide recommendations for how to successfully start and grow companies in industrial biotechnology.


metabolic engineering

synthetic biology



Jens B Nielsen

BioInnovation Institute

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Christian Brix Tillegreen

BioInnovation Institute

Dina Petranovic Nielsen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Trends in Biotechnology

0167-7799 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

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Other Mechanical Engineering

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Environmental Management



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