Environmental Biotechnology Network

EBNet Working Group: Bioelectrochemical Development for Environmental Technology

Aim:

This WG aims to promote education, collaboration and research by merging microbiology, engineering, material and biotechnology disciplines in the study of bioelectrochemical systems. This knowledge area continues to expand with several environmental applications such as monitoring, waste gas conversion to biocompounds, waste liquids remediation and biohydrogen production. We will foster collaboration opportunities in this topic that can lead to the development of new types of bioelectrochemical systems and further understanding of the different aspects that surround this biosystem.

Working Group Co-ordinator

Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Newcastle University.
Dr Velasquez Orta has used a multidisciplinary approach to address current world challenges in areas related to sustainability, waste biomass valorisation and effective water management, with a specific focus on understanding waste biomass transformations. She has investigated how microorganisms can enable energy production, water monitoring and wastewater treatment across multiple applications. Her research over the past 10 years has focused in the development of novel technologies such as bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for waste treatment. To this aim, she has partnered with International Universities and Companies to enable technology field testing and deployment.

Interested?

Contact the Working Group co-ordinator to get involved.

Current opportunities

BBSRC are ramping up interest and funding in this area. get involved and join them for the “Bioelectrical Engineering Community Webinar (Responsive Mode Spotlights – UKRI)”, Tuesday 6 December 2022, 3:30 – 4:30 PM. More here.

WG Activities

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