Environmental Biotechnology Articles

  • 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.

  • Where Do Ketones and Butanol Come From during ERD?

    Acetone, butanol and other ketones are often detected at low levels during anaerobic bioremediation (Jacob et al., Battelle Bioremediation Symposium Proceedings, 2005). These compounds can be produced during anaerobic fermentation by the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum and a variety of related organisms growing on substrates such as potatoes, corn, rye, millet, cheese whey, apple pomace, ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • 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 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.

  • Brownfield development - Biotechnology cleans contaminated soil

    The Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is in Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. It consists of two separate areas, the North Area and the South Area. The North Area covers about 25,000 acres in Tooele Valley south and west of Tooele. Since 1943, TEAD has had a fourfold mission: store ammunition, demilitarize ammunition, rebuild military equipment and store military ...


  • Agricultural innovation and economic growth in Africa: renewing international cooperation

    Rising food prices and the associated political upheavals have rekindled interest in international cooperation on food security in particular and economic development in general. This paper argues that efforts to promote food security in sub-Saharan Africa need take into account three key issues: food security is inseparable from economic development; science and innovation are a necessary part ...


    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

  • Innovation dissemination and the market impacts of drought-tolerant, genetically modified rice

    Drought-Tolerant (DT) rice technology is a potential tool to improve productivity in regions with insufficient or variable water supply. The impacts of DT rice adoption are analysed using the Arkansas Global Rice Model to demonstrate that DT rice would benefit the early investors in developing and adopting DT varieties. Developing countries could take advantage of the technology if widespread ...


    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.

  • Strategies of biotechnology firms towards new, platform technologies

    The human therapeutics sector of the biotechnology industry is the subject of a vast body of empirical literature, which attempts to analyse various success and failure factors for participating companies. This paper synthesises the historical trajectory of three current, leading-edge platform biotechnologies, namely the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), combinatorial drug discovery, and gene ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agricultural biotechnology: risks and opportunities for developing country food security

    Agricultural biotechnology presents opportunities for reducing poverty, food insecurity, child malnutrition, and natural resource degradation. Small farmers in developing countries are faced with many problems and constraints which biotechnology may assist. About 1.2 billion people, or one of every five humans, live in a state of absolute poverty, on the equivalent of US$1 a day or less. Modern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From principle to action: applying the precautionary principle to agricultural biotechnology

    The precautionary principle advises that we take measures to avoid harm to the environment and public health even when there is scientific uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of harms that may result. The principle is rapidly evolving and gaining status in national and international law. We review four key elements included in all interpretations of the precautionary principle to date. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing agricultural biotechnology for sustainable development: the case of semi-arid India

    Managing agricultural biotechnology for sustainable development demands more than research and intellectual property rights policies. Economic and regulatory institutions conducive to application of intrinsically sustainable technologies are also required. From an interdisciplinary development research perspective, it is argued that sustainability of Indian agriculture and food crop production ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology in the USA: responsive regulation in the life science industry

    Biotechnology has evolved from a research platform into nearly 100 pharmaceutical drug products and myriad other commercial applications, ranging from predictive genetic tests to industrial processes and agricultural products. The evolution of biotechnology has taken place during an era of advancement of information technology that has introduced an unprecedented level of international ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology for small-scale farmers: a Kenyan case study

    The paper analyses ex ante the potential economic effects of tissue culture biotechnology, which is being introduced into the Kenyan banana sector through an international collaborative project. The expected yield and income gains are sizable, because the pathogen-free banana planting material could substantially reduce the current crop losses induced by pests and diseases. However, using the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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.

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