Between pharma, energy and agri-food production, from seagrasses and bagasse, for two powerful and potentially very profitable fibre crops for, or already in the world, there is a controversy as to what is practicable and more profitable and in which rank order as available would of use for industry.
Because of pharma's added valuation in the marketplace, products, for e. g., like insulin, epinephrine, growth hormone (GH), and growth releasing hormone (GRH) are very high on the list of products due to their profitability, in addition to others like vaccines, via plant biotechnology- this a growing trend in terms of cost and practice for production, and commercially v. valuable food and industrial enzymes such as for food processing or manufacture and as in detergents. Even more esoteric products like monoclonal antibodies are now possible in future for therapeutic purposes in healthcare.
At "SkyeBlue", particular, we have a proprietarily proposed Vit D agonist drug molecule candidate that improves Vit D's sustained action from enriched sources in the diet like bread and milk given UV exposure, especially when limited by latitude and thus incidence of the sun's irradiation on the skin. This has been proposed for production with seagrass marine cropping via sub-aquaponic pharming as a steroidal type organic chemical pharmaceutical drug candidate.
Now, the time is ripe to propose energy as the next up and coming product due to needed dramatic increases in capital investment or expenditure and expanded volume of production due to the potentially ready use in the market for such fuel sources in aviation- an industry, for a post-COVID19 scenario, that will expand on a growing "platform" with both business and recreational travel including trends in both continuing advances in safety and speed of travel, novel ways of flying in aeronautics, a growing and aging population, trends in economic tourism and while in other places a young, vibrant and progressively modern population willing to become a more travelled global economy with new, modern technology, and including one with intensified communications technology.
The usual story of sugar, either be it sugarcane or beets, is that there is too much of it on the world market and that diversification will not only improve profitability and support healthier job growth in industry but launch initiatives in less developed countries where sugarcane industries already exist, including still antiquated use of hand or manual labour to harvest the cane crop.
Not to worry, the picture of using feedstock for livestock feeds may continue with either land-based "paddy" style farming as in the tropics, using this "prized" feedstock in seagrass as is outlined elsewhere for animal feedstock or feeding (see: SeagrassTech at www.hum-molgen.org) or solar-based array pharming in heated greenhouses in cooler or colder climes during the year and then downstream processed as pelleted rebalanced byproduct meals for 'exportable' animal feed from the facility complex to farms who choose to consume this commodity including with dairy and beeflot cattle.
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