Institute of Technical Biocatalysis
Institute of Technical Biocatalysis

Environmental Biotec

The group of Environmental Biotec develops sustainable biotechnological processes to address environmental problems such as waste disposal, plastic pollution or the generation of huge amounts of unutilized by-products and residues. The transformation and valorisation of renewable resources, biomass and biowastes is the key to obtain new chemicals, building-blocks and polymers with new functionalities and biotechnological applications. New valorisation strategies together with improved bio-processing and biorefinery represent a step forward to achieve a circular bioeconomy, based on the sustainable use of biological and renewable sources which are recovered and reused as much as possible.

Research Fields

  • Marine resources
  • Biowaste valorisation
  • Plastic degradation
  • Biomass transformation


Group Leader: Dr. Ana Malvis Romero