Entries by RTDS

EU Bioremediation Cluster Calls for Urgent Action in Environmental Biotechnology Research

The MIBIREM project had the honour of participating in the BioBio 2024 – the 7th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation in Prague, a significant event for researchers focusing on biosorption, bioremediation, biodegradation, and broader environmental science topics such as the circular economy and green technologies. As part of BioBio24, MIBIREM co-organized the 2nd Bioremediation […]

MIBIREM at the Circular Economy Summit 2024: Pioneering Bioremediation for a Sustainable Future

The Circular Economy Summit convened on May 28, 2024, at the eco-friendly Expedithalle in Vienna. This event brought together the circular economy community, featuring 33 high-profile speakers and attracting over 350 participants from business, politics, administration, and civil society across 10 different countries. Impeccably organized by the Circular Economy Forum Austria, the summit featured lively […]

Upcoming Event: EU Bioremediation Projects Cluster Workshop at BioBio 2024

The Potential of Bioremediation for Clean Soils and Groundwater in Europe –Official Event of the BioBio 2024 EU Bioremediation Project Cluster We are pleased to announce the 2nd Workshop of the EU Bioremediation Projects Cluster, taking place during BioBio 2024 – the 7th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation, on 20 June 2024, in Prague, […]

Soil Sampling for Degrading Microbiomes Complete

The initial phase of the MIBIREM project has recently concluded, following the completion of a sampling campaign at contaminated sites across Europe. This phase involved the search for microbiomes capable of degrading organic contaminants. The MIBIREM consortium gathered samples from soil, groundwater, and bac-traps at 13 different contaminated sites in 7 European countries. The focus […]

Nature-based: new opportunities in soil remediation

Development of and experience with nature-based solutions – Nature-based: new opportunities in soil remediation A summary of the original article in the Dutch paper ‘Bodem’ (nr. 1, February 2024). Nature-based solutions (NBS) are a crucial element in making soil and groundwater remediation more sustainable. Considering the approximately 300,000 seriously contaminated sites yet to be remediated in […]

Advancements in lab work thanks to new robot for soil DNA analysis

Healthy ecosystems are vital for biomass, food supply, diverse nature, water management, and human well-being. The EU and Flanders target healthy soils and water bodies, while the Air Policy Plan 2030 aims to cut air pollution’s health impact by 2030. Despite agricultural climate efforts, more research is needed, and rules are enforced for environmental impact […]

European Culture Collections’ Organisation ECCO- platform for bioremediation

Culture collections play a vital role in the conservation and sustainable use of microbial resources. They offer a range of services including the supply of quality-controlled biological material for research, teaching and valorisation in the form of reference strains. ECCO, the European Culture Collections’ organisation, organizes annual meetings since the 1980’s. These annual meetings have […]

Soil Mission Week: Connecting People to Soil Health

The European Mission Soil Week Conference, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), under the Horizon Europe Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ (Mission Soil), unfolded from November 21 to 23, 2023. Hosted by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-INIA) in Madrid during the Spanish Presidency of the EU […]

Testimonial from the Bioremediation Symposium Battelle in the US

The 2023 Bioremediation Symposium, organized by Battelle and held in Austin on May 8-11th, was an outstanding event for bioremediators! The technical details of the presentations were exceptional, as was the level of expertise of the people present. Within this framework, presenting the MIBIREM project was an honor and I have to say that we […]