In response to a request from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and...
Glycoscience is the science and technology of carbohydrates (also known as sugars or saccharides), which are the most abundant biological molecules on Earth and make up part of the biology of all living organisms.
By producing carbohydrates from sunlight and carbon dioxide, plants, algae and some photosynthetic bacteria create the renewable biomass, generating an economically viable and sustainable alternative to fossil resources.
Using carbohydrates instead of oil, gas and coal for energy and as raw materials will reduce carbon footprints and help to address one of the most important challenges to the European Bioeconomy and to society, achieving economic growth without damage to the environment.
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