The group of Environmental Biotech develops sustainable biotechnological processes to address environmental problems such as waste disposal, plastic pollution or the generation of huge amounts of unutilized by-products and residues. The transformation and valorisation of renewable resources, biomass and biowastes is the key to obtain new chemicals, building-blocks and polymers with new functionalities and biotechnological applications. New valorisation strategies together with improved bio-processing and biorefinery represent a step forward to achieve a circular bioeconomy, based on the sustainable use of biological and renewable sources which are recovered and reused as much as possible.
- Marine resources
- Biowaste valorisation
- Plastic degradation
- Biomass transformation
- Renewable sources of chemicals
Group Leader: Dr. Ana Malvis Romero