The unit of Environmental Biotechnology and Biorefinery of DICAM offers expertise in the isolation and biochemical and taxonomic characterization of aerobic and anaerobic microbes able to degrade low/medium MW organic pollutants and in the development, optimization and assessment, through integrated chemical, microbiological and molecular approaches, of innovative biotechnological processes for the aerobic/anaerobic bioremediation of contaminated soils, sediments, waters and wastes and for the production of bio-based monomers and polymers from agro-industrial and municipal bio-wastes and effluents.
Main tasks in the project
- Isolation of biosurfactant producing bacteria (WP4) and lab scale production of biosurfactants (WP3)
- Ex-situ sand treatment with biogenic mobilising agents/biosurfactants (WP4)
- Enhancement of sediment bioremediation with biogenic mobilising agents/biosurfactants