Lars Keld Nielsen

Scientific Director

DTU BIOSUSTAIN, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability


Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes. Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) is an interdisciplinary research centre that develops new knowledge and technology to support the production of bio-chemicals using microbial production hosts called cell factories

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