bioremediation enzyme News

  • Using microbes to clean up oil spills

    Original story at MIT News Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology, likes to wax poetic about the complex chemistry of microbes. "I think they’re elegant and beautiful," she says. Of course, she also sees their practical applications. "I love the fact that these microbes can be used for bioremediation in ...

  • Los Angeles Tar Pits Hold Bacteria That Degrade Petroleum

    RIVERSIDE, California (ENS) – The Rancho La Brea tar pits in downtown Los Angeles house hundreds of new species of bacteria with unusual properties that allow the bacteria to survive and grow in heavy oil and natural asphalt, environmental scientists at UC Riverside have discovered. Trapped in soil that was mixed with heavy oil nearly 28,000 years ago, the bacteria are ...

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