White biotechnology—also known as industrial biotechnology—uses microorganisms and enzymes to produce chemical and biochemical products. Often, using new biotechnological methods and processes allows us to manufacture these products more efficiently and with lower resource consumption than with conventional processes.
In nature there are many things which appear to be the same, but which behave like an image or mirror image of each other – for example the left and right hands. The same phenomenon also applies on a small scale at the molecular level. Two molecules which are mutually chiral have identical physical properties, but in most cases different biological effects.