Sustainable methanotrophs: from ecology to microbial resource management

01 January 2009 → 31 December 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
methane oxidation microbiology biotechnology
Project description

The concept of microbial resource management will be applied on methanothrophic bacteria. Natural methane-oxidising inocula will be transferred and selected under different conditions in high rate and high affinity reactors. Functional and taxonomic diversity of the consortia will be analysed. Accredited deposit and storage of these consortia will be developed. The obtained methanotrophs will be screened for relevant biotechnological applications.