Tuesday, January 29, 2013

12th Five-Year Plan for Biological Industry Development published

On Jan. 6, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the 12th Five-Year Plan for Biological Industry Development (the 12th Five-Year Plan), covering the biological industry’s seven sub-sectors—biological medicine, biological medical engineering, biological agriculture, biological manufacturing, biological energy, biological environmental protection and biological service sectors, according to Biomaterials China News 1301 issued on 8 January by CCM.   

Specifically, the plan for the biological manufacturing sector is shown below.
1. To achieve the production of a batch of important biological products from non-grain feedstock;
2. To achieve a capacity of biological materials of 1 million t/a by 2015;
3. To achieve a capacity of biological products of 10 million t/a by 2015.
1. Industrial demonstration of non-grain industrial sugar: promoting the R&D and application of high quality, large-scale preparation technologies including the processing technology of biomass such as tuber crops, straw and corn, and enzymatic saccharification, constructing non-grain industrial sugar industrial demonstration lines, and forming the large-scale supply of non-grain fermentable sugar.

2. Industrial demonstration of biological chemicals: promoting the industrial application of microbe-engineered bacteria and thermochemical technologies, constructing large-scale production lines of biological chemicals such as alcohol, organic acid, biological olefin and its derivatives, and improving the competitiveness of biological chemicals compared to petroleum products.

3. Industrial demonstration of biological materials: promoting the development and application of biological materials’ biological and chemical polymerization technologies, constructing demonstration production lines of biological plastics and fibers, such as polylactic acid (PLA), poly butylene succinate (PBS) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), and promoting the application of biological materials.

1. Establishing an authentication mechanism for biological products;
2. Introducing an incentive policy for the consumption of biological products;
3. Researching a system for rationing agricultural raw materials for the industrial sector.

Compared to the 11th Five-Year Plan for Biological Industry Development (2006–2010), the 12th Five-Year Plan reveals that the Chinese government attaches importance to the development of the whole industry, not just the technology, and it pays more attention to raw materials and consumption. The 11th Five-Year Plan for Biological Industry Development only included encouraging biological products and stated the government’s support for their large-scale production.
In the 12th Five-Year Plan, China pays more attention to raw materials of biological products, and specifically emphasizes the production of sugar from non-grain crops. In general, corn is the main raw material for most biological materials due to its excellent properties. However, too much corn has been consumed by industrial production in the last two years, which led to a significant increase in the corn price, so China is trying to limit corn consumption in the industrial sector. Researching a system for rationing agricultural raw materials for the industrial sector is a new initiative, which may help restrict corn consumption in processing industries and encourage the consumption of non-grain crops in the industrial sector at the same time. In the future, more cassava, straw and potato may be used as a feedstock of biological materials.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government is also focusing on the consumption of biological products and is attempting to encourage domestic consumers to use them. Although China is already a large producer in the biological industry, most biological products are exported to developed countries and the output is far smaller than the capacity due to limited domestic consumption.

Once an authentication mechanism has been established to judge whether a product is biodegradable and test its degree of degradation, producers will be able to set a reasonable price for different degrees of degradation, and it will also be easier for consumers to purchase real biological products. This mechanism will help consumers build confidence in this industry and protect the profit margin of those high degradation products.
The 12th Five-Year Plan reveals that the Chinese government is working on related policies that can help the biological industry become mature and maintain sustainable development.
PBS has been added to the list of encouraged biological materials in the 12th Five-Year Plan due to its biodegradable properties and comprehensive performance. Currently, there are five producers producing these products and there are another two new production lines under construction.

It is also worth noting that it is the first time that the Chinese government has listed biological service as an independent industry. The government plans to construct national biological resources and an information technology network service system and form an information service capability for the biological industry.

Source from: Biomaterials China News 1301

Table of contents of Biomaterials China News 1301:
Overview of Chinese insecticide in 2008
Shandong Dacheng to post deficit in 2008
Wuhan Wudalvzhou expanding 4,500t/a virus insecticide production
Anhui Huaxing to build 5,000t/a chlorpyrifos production line
Chizhou Sincerity to expand ethyl chloride
China’s meadow moth stricken area hit new record in 2008
Harbin’s forest hit by insects to reach 18,700 ha. in 2009
China’s insecticide demand to increase 8.5% in 2009
Toluene price change in 2008
Monthly price of key raw materials in China in Jan. 2009
Monthly factory price of main insecticides in China in Jan. 2009
Monthly Shanghai port price and FOB Shanghai of main insecticides in Jan. 2009
Most Chinese insecticides witness continuous price fall
Avermectin price movement in 2008
China’s insecticide export price up 26.5% in first 9 months
A new biopesticide formulation passes evaluation
Registration situation of profenofos in China
China’s insecticide registration situation in December 2008
Anhui releases schedule on controlling wheat pest insects
Jiyuan Baiyun registers plutella xylostella granulosis virus insecticide
China’s first environmental friendly production line of pesticide built
Zhejiang Forest College clones 8 genes resisting diamondback moth successfully
Bayer’s registration of flubendiamide approved in America
Shandong Yantai controlled fall webworm successfully

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