Environmental Biotechnology provides effective tools, which are sustainable from economical, environmental and social points of view and can be applied to:
- Monitor and reduce the risk to humans from contaminated sites and from the storage of municipal and industrial (bio)wastes
- Clean up water, soil, and air to achieve good quality standards and reuse treated wastewater to reduce the demand of natural water for industrial, agricultural and municipal purposes
- Turn (bio)waste, including wastewater, into bio-based biodegradable/biocompatible and renewable chemicals for material and fuel production with a measurable reduction of i) Biowaste disposal-borne human risks, ii) Use of scarce fossil fuels or food crops-based biorefineries, and iii) Climate change impact related to CO2 production.
Environmental Biotechnology has a broad industrial application potential such as the sustainable remediation of sites and wastewaters and the innovative chemical and energetic valorization "biorefinery“ of (bio)wastes generated by various industrial sectors.
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