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Colorado State University Summary of bioremediation research by Diana Wall, biologist of CSU College of Natural Science
Study shows BP dispersants carcinogenic It likely will be years before the full scope of the dispersants' effects on the environment and human and marine life are known.
Engineer says Mozart makes microbes more productive The owners of a German sewage treatment plant called on scientists to investigate Wednesday after they claimed playing Mozart motivates the plant's microbes and makes them more productive. Roland Meinusch, manager of the plant in Treuenbrietzen said by playing Mozart's Magic Flute on a half-hour loop, the plant produced 1,000 cubic meters (35,300 cubic feet) less sewage sludge than normal, saving $13,600 over the past year. The harder the microbes work, the more sewage they digest which produces more clean water and less sludge, he told The Local news website. "And the less sludge we produce, the less we have to pay to farmers for them to put it on their fields," Meinusch added. He said the plant was contacted by a company making special loudspeakers that had apparently achieved positive results at an Austrian sewage plant.
Research / Nigeria Prof. Gideon Sunny Okpokwasili, of Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation Division, Department of Microbiology University of Port Harcourt, has advanced research on Bioremediation for cleaner environment. Science Reporter, STANLEY CHIBUIHEM AMALAHA, who was with him at the university recently, reports.
Bioremediation and Ecological Restoration Job (posted Oct. 23, 2011) The University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA) Department of Biology is trying to fill an Assistant Professor Faculty position in Bioremediation and Ecological Restoration, which will start in Fall 2012 pending budget approval. They're looking for someone whose area of research is bioremediation and/or ecological restoration, and they're especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on environmental issues relevant to the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Research of microbes yielding big health advances research is proving that a healthy bacteria culture contributes to the immune system.
Cal Tech (pdf) bioremediation of endocrine disruptors, study by Julia Brown, Puikei Cheng, Amanda Shelton, Ashley Su, Nicole Thadani.
Cuban scientists develop oil waste treatment with bacteria The Center for Environmental Studies of Cienfuegos (CEAC), in collaboration with the Center for Bioactive Marine (CBM) in Havana, is carrying out the process in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Pinar del Rio and Matanzas.
New Zealand's Waikato University launching Environmental Research Institute The Institute's freshwater ecosystems expertise encompasses lakes management and restoration, pest fish control, nutrient modelling and wetland ecohydrology. ERI researchers are currently engaged in a 10-year $10 million initiative to clean up New Zealand's lakes.
fieldsofscience.com Researcher Rosie Redfield explains why GFAJ-1 grow much better on agar than in liquid.
Bioneers conference October 14-16, 2011, San Rafael, California.
Bioremediation seminar Dr. Terry Hazen, oil biodegradation authority, will deliver a seminar July 27 at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Hazen is co-director of the Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory managed by the University of California. Additionally, he is head of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
hyperthermophilic microbes, called archaea, discovered in Nevada hot springs
Students provide bioremediation jobs for their region in Australia after training program.
Biotechnology Symposium at State University of New York College of Environmenta Science and Forestry draws 140 participants
Valentine Lab at UC Santa Barbara, headed by Professor Dave Valentine, "studies the interactions among microbes and between microbes and the Earth system." Tracking microbial processes in the Gulf spill.
Article a good explanation of how bioremediation works.
Philippines to use bioremediation to keep city clean DoST offered to look into the possibility of developing enzyme-based process to degrade or reduce harmful chemicals in garbage that collects on the streets.
Conference in Kentucky Feb. 22-24, 2011 Alltech will hold its first annual International Algae Conference, to showcase the technological revolution of algae fermentation, including biodiesel, bioremediation, carbon sequestration, and feature a tour of Alltech's new world-class algae production and research facility, one of the largest in the world.
National Research Council Canada The goal of the NRC-BRI Environmental Microbiology Group is to better understand and control the microbiological processes associated with the biological breakdown of environmental contaminants.
EOS Remediation, LLC bioremediation products and consultants for bioremediation, bioaugmentation; works with BTEX - Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes, Chlorinated Ethenes - PCE, TCE, cis-DCE, Explosives - RDX, TNT, Perchlorate, Hexavalent Chromium, Chlorinated Ethanes - TCA, 1,1-DCA, and MTBE & TBA.
Savannah River National Laboratory demonstration project to use microbes to clean up volatile chlorinated compounds
Grants awarded for Colorado Renewable Energy projects (ACRE)
A question for researchers: why does BP release un-tested synthetic microbes when we already have natural organic microbes that will eat oil? Excerpt:*
"The physical symptoms of the BP Flu, BP Crud, Blue Flu, or whatever name you choose to call it, are as unique as the synthetic bacteria being used in the Gulf. Since mankind is carbon based, how do these synthetically created hydrogen and carbon hungry bacteria react to human flesh? Internal bleeding as well as ulcerating skin lesions are the physical signs of their computer created DNA signature. BP and their paid minions have released a synthetic biological plague in the Gulf of Mexico and it's out of control. The entire world is a victim of their greed and foolishness. By playing the role of creator, they have begun a very dangerous game with infinite repercussions for life as we know it."
oilspillnews.net article recommends bioremediation for oil spill clean-up
Bioremediation of Heavy metal ions and Organic pollutants by Microbes, by Dr. Rani Faryal, a new textbook for microbiology students
told ya so: LOS ANGELES - Dec 9, 2010. A soon-to-be released independent television documentary interviews marine scientists who argue that the chemical dispersant used to treat the largest ocean oil spill in American history is a case of the cure being far more deadly to this highly productive marine ecosystem than the disease (oil) was. The film argues that instead of this harsh chemical, the environmentally friendly technology known as bio-remediation should have been used. Bioremediation is scientifically proven to speed up natural processes such as oil-eating microbes to clean up oil spills. Despite strong scientific documentation that bioremediation technology could have restored the Gulf to health in a relatively short time, interview subjects say government agencies are actively preventing the clean-up efforts through the implementation of extensive bureaucratic red tape rather than working to rehabilitate the nation's most productive biological and commercial ecosystems. The thirty minute documentary "The Hidden Crisis in the Gulf" produced by The Earth Organization (TEO) is being released this week in Louisiana cities with subsequent airings across the other Gulf States during December and January. Its nationwide release is scheduled beginning Monday, Jan 10, 2011.
bioremdiation for oil pollution a simple explanation.
Altogen Labs announced today 11/23/2010 that it has successfully isolated natural oil-eating bacteria from polluted soil near Galveston Bay, Texas that has been shown in laboratory tests to be effective for the bioremediation of crude oil and petroleum saturated earth. AltogenLabs.com
Brownfield Expo (BEX) 2011 May 24-26, 2011 - make plans now to be there! This is the UK's main event for contaminated land solutions, aimed at land users, contractors, environmental consultants and decision makers from both the private and public sectors, looking for products and services to assist in the redevelopment of contaminated land and asbestos and pollution clean up.
Bioremediation for Marine Oil Spills a report by the Federation of American Scientists
conference announcement Microbes in Wastewater & Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production, January 24-27, 2011 at BITS - Pilani, Goa campus, Goa, India
Call for papers: Bioremediation of Toxic Elements in Water, Soil and Sludges A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Engineering - See original, click here.
Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability journal accepts reviews and original papers that apply ecological concepts, theories, models and methods to the management of biological resources (primarily plant), through the use of applied ecological problems to test and develop basic ecological theory
Subscribe to BIO SmartBrief a newsletter for bioremediation scientists
article University of West Florida researchers have been awarded $748,913 for four projects researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Institute of Oceanography at the University of South Florida in Tampa awarded money to 27 projects statewide, selected from 233 that researchers submitted.
Bio Convention Call for BIO Session proposals closes Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. The 2011 BIO International Convention is a forum to discuss the latest in bioremediation, to take place June 27-30, 2011, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
Headline from 8/24/2010: "Oil-eating microbes: Scientists have discovered a new oil-eating microbe while studying oil spilled into the Gulf with a great potential to help dispose of deep-sea oil plumes. - The Detroit News
Sign a petition to elected U.S. officials to use bioremediation in the Gulf of Mexico.
ScienceDaily.com A new report, "Global Environmental Change: Microbial Contributions, Microbial Solutions," from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) says that microbes could hold the cure for global warming. (Something we have believed for a long time, thank you.) Read the report posted here: asm.org.
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