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ENVIRONMENT AND BIOTECHNOLOGY DIVISION (EBD)

DIVISIONAL FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake research and development in the fields of chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals and energy systems;
  • Undertake technology transfer of generated technologies;
  • Provide technical assistance and support services to clients, (i.e., industry, academe) in relation to the division’s field of expertise; and
  • Contribute in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s programs/projects.

 

FOUR (4) SECTIONS UNDER EBD

1. CLEANER PRODUCTION SECTION

  • Promote the integration of cleaner production principles in R&D, manufacturing, and other industry sectors; 
  • Provide Cleaner Production (CP) related services; 
  • Conduct and/or facilitate technology verification on environmental technologies; and
  • Develop CP and environmental technology verification (ETV) databases

 

2. INDUSTRIAL FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION

  • Develop, isolate and/or screen, and charaterize microorganisms for industrial applications; and
  • Develop and improve technologies (physical, thermal, chemical) using microorganisms for the production of chemicals, alternative and/or renewable fuels, materials, food, feeds, additives, enzymes, biocides, solvents, etc. for local industries

 

3. MICROBIAL TREATMENT SECTION

  • Develop, isolate and/or screen and characterize microorganisms from indigenous sources for waste treatment and other environmental concerns;
  • Develop and improve technologies using microorganisms for waste treatment; and
  • Develop laboratory, bench and pilot scale applications of developed technologies for the biological treatment of industrial wastewater

 

4. WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTION

  • Develop and improve technologies involving the physical, chemical, and thermal processing of industrial wastes; and
  • Conduct laboratory and bench scale applications of developed technologies for the non-biological treatment of industrial wastes