Bioremediation, an environmental remediation technology for the bioeconomy

Iain M.M. Gillespie, Jim C. Philp (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Bioremediation differs from other industrial biotechnologies in that, although bioremediation contractors must profit from the activity, the primary driver is regulatory compliance rather than manufacturing profit. It is an attractive technology in the context of a bioeconomy but currently has limitations at the field scale. Ecogenomics techniques may address some of these limitations, but a further challenge would be acceptance of these techniques by regulators.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)329-332
    Number of pages4
    JournalTrends in Biotechnology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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