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Bioremediation, an environmental remediation technology for the bioeconomy

Gillespie, I   Philip, J. C.

Trends in Biotechnology   31 (6) 329-332

June 2013

Bioremediation differs from other industrial biotechnologies in that, although bioremediation contractors must profit from the activity, the primary driver is regulatory compliance rather than manufacturing profit. It is an attractive technology in the context of a bioeconomy but currently has limitations at the field scale. Ecogenomics techniques may address some of these limitations, but a further challenge would be acceptance of these techniques by regulators.