Enzymology and Biorremediation of soils and organic wastes

It is assumed that SOIL is the base for food production its protection being consequently required. However, soils are degraded due to adverse environmental conditions, population pressure and / or policies not always appropriate. Land degradation results in a loss of organic matter and thus their fertility and productivity. To undertake soil restoration it is necessary to provide exogenous organic matter, based on conditioned organic wastes, to it in order to maintain sustainable production in this soil.

Description of performance levels: 1) On recoverable organic waste: selection and characterization, including the contribution of them to the greenhouse gases, 2) On the processes that can contribute to the valorization or proper recycling and disposal of organic wastes 3) On the definition of organic products designed "A LA CARTE" for specific uses. 4) On the binomial soil-organic amendment

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS9 Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 4. Biotechnology
  • 4.2. Biotechnology-based industrial processes
Societal Challenges:
  • 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bioeconomy.
  • 2.1. Sustainable agriculture and forestry