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Research project

Environmental Biotechnology Network

Project overview

The Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet) is one of 6 Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy funded primarily by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and builds on the successful Anaerobic Digestion Network, one of 13 Phase I NIBB.

Our community of academics and industry are dedicated to engineering microbial systems for environmental protection, bioremediation and resource recovery. These include, for example, microbes in anaerobic digestion, waste water treatment and those that bio-degrade plastics, oil or other emerging pollutants. Our remit includes terrestrial environmental biotechnology (EB), aquatic EB, organic resources and life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) approaches to EB. Click on the video below to find out more about what we do.


Lead researcher

Emeritus Professor Sonia Heaven

Professorial Fellow-Research

Research interests

  • Current research interests are in the use of biological systems for energy production, biomass production for biorefineries and pollution remediation.

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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