environmental biotechnology Articles

  • The Environmental Biotechnology Industry

    Dr Tony Brooke of CBIO gives an honest opinion of the current state of the Environmental Biotechnology industry and how it is perceived by potential customers What is the role targeted bioaugmentation has in optimising treatment plant operation? Risking an unfair ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Biotechnology and International Law

    As its title suggests, this book deals with possible impacts of modern biotechnology on international law and how international law can be adapted to meet the new challenges presented by such technology. It grew out of a collective research project in the period between 2003 and 2005 by a number of scholars and experts in this field, including academics, practitioners and officials of ...


  • The evolution of biotechnology in bioregions and their globalisation

    For those who study industry organisation and its contemporary economic geography, biotechnology is intrinsically challenging. Moreover, biotechnology clusters are interesting and important intellectually and for policy deliberation. They pose questions about basic cluster theory because localised networks, though intense, may not be as extensive as global ones in firm practices, especially as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology for sustainable hydrometallurgy

    Untitled Document High rate bacterial catalyzed processes can serve to improve hydrometallurgical operations. These solutions are not only ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Forest biotechnology: trees of our future

    The trees of our future will inevitably include trees developed with specific characteristics to fit environmental, social and economic world needs. How do we prepare for these trees? The evolving social and political arena in which technology must answer questions has and will continue to influence the process. Forest biotechnology has the opportunity to address many of these questions at the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of performance measurements in the biotechnology sector

    Despite its substantial contributions to a country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is no known systematic study on the governance of the biotechnology sector and how its performance is measured. A questionnaire survey was conducted with the firms registered in the UK Biotechnology Handbook. With a response rate of 38% and rigorous analysis, the results show that, when measuring performance, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioethics: perceptions of biotechnology and policy implications

    Modern biotechnology has already had a great impact on medicine and agriculture. It is important to see these benefits and risks in an international way because the world is becoming smaller and ever more interdependent. Overall, most people in industrialised countries perceive more benefit than harm from science and believe that improved quality of life depends on scientific knowledge. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial applications of new sulphur biotechnology

    The emission of sulphur compounds into the environment is undesirable because of their acidifying characteristics. The processing of sulphidic ores, oil refining and sulphuric acid production are major sources of SO2 emissions. Hydrogen sulphide is emitted into the environment as dissolved sulphide in wastewater or as H2S in natural gas, biogas, syngas or refinery gases. Waste streams containing ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Rational selection of alternative, environmentally compatible surfactants for biotechnological production of pharmaceuticals – A step towards green biotechnology

    Biotechnological production of pharmaceutical active substances needs ancillary substances. Surfactants are used at the end of the cell culture as a protection against potential viral or bacterial contamination and to lyse the producing cells for isolation and purification of the products. To find a replacement for a surfactant that had raised environmental concern, environmentally relevant ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Forest biotechnology: an extension of tree improvement

    Forest genetics as a science has existed since the 1940s. With the depiction of the structure of DNA in 1953 by Watson and Crick, some forest geneticists were inspired to apply this knowledge to trees. Since that time the science of molecular biology has evolved considerably. This paper summarises the applications of biotechnology to trees, the traits and trials for genetically engineered trees, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology: The Ultimate Pollution Prevention Tool

    Much has been written about biotechnology. Indeed, so much has been written that the word 'biotechnology' means many things to many people. To the medical/pharmaceutical community, biotechnology is big business, and one that has greatly advanced drug development. To others, crop biotechnology conjures up thoughts of 'franken-foods,' and similar provocative images. Biotechnology in environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biotechnology and biodiversity debates and policies in Africa

    After a decade of global diffusion, and the realisation of some economic benefits, the environmental impact of Genetically Modified (GM) crop technologies remains inconclusive and a source of considerable threat to biodiversity-rich Africa. Drawing on evidence from Ethiopia and South Africa, this paper characterises debates, considers policy and discusses the rationale for proactive GM technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated environmental biotechnology-oriented framework for solid waste management and control in Nigeria

    Several environmental problems arising from man's activity have to be solved in a cost-effective and an environmentally friendly approach. In this paper, a framework for an integrated management and control of solid waste in the south-east zone of Nigeria is presented. The major activities include collection and transportation of solid waste to designated areas, separation of reusable components ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of vermicomposting biotechnology for recycling organic wastes in agriculture

    Recent trend of declining sustainability in agricultural production is appearing as a major threat to most of the Asian countries. To combat the situation, increasing importance is now being paid on incorporation of organic materials for rejuvenating the health condition and, hence, the productivity of these soils. Large scale availability of conventional organic manures being a big problem ...

  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • Biotechnology and the precautionary principle: right question, wrong answer

    The precautionary principle focuses attention on the central issue in environmental policy - how can we prevent harm to human health and the environment before it occurs, while recognising the inherent uncertainty in predicting risks? Despite focusing on the right question, the precautionary principle fails to provide a workable answer. The precautionary principle is overly ambiguous, and any ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Financing-related issues and difficulties for Canadian biotechnology companies

    Based on in-depth interviews with a large sample of company executives, this paper presents the financing-related issues and difficulties facing Canadian biotechnology companies in the biopharmaceutical, agbiotech, and bio-environmental industrial segments. The findings of this study lead to a series of unresolved concerns that require further thought, information gathering, and analysis. Some of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA To Hold Public Meeting on Biotechnology Algae

    On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Produced through Biotechnology

    Executive Summary The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is committed to protecting and enhancing human, animal, and environmental health through the sound application of the fundamental principles of the science of toxicology. It is with this goal in mind that the SOT defines here its current consensus position on the safety of foods produced through biotechnology ...


    By Oxford University Press

  • Implementation of la21 policies on waste management and the consequences on biotechnology of organic solid waste

    The UN 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 came about because of international concern about the environmental impact of human development, especially in areas like water, soil and air pollution, global warming, endangered species, tropical forests and oceans. The 'Rio Summit' produced a document called 'Agenda 21 – A plan for the 21st Century', which was signed and agreed to be ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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