Innovation is crucial to fulfil the potential of industrial biotechnology for sustainable production of fuels, chemicals, materials, food and feed. Similarly, scientific and technological advances in environmental biotechnology are needed to enable novel approaches to water purification, and ‘waste-to-product’ processes thus contributing to a circular economy. Increased fundamental knowledge encompassing enzymes, microorganisms and processes are essential for progress in this field. The Department of Biotechnology covers this research area and, based on new insights, selects, designs and tests new biobased catalysts, micro-organisms, and processes.
The department encompasses five research sections:
09 november 2023
Are Sustainability & Safety Incompatible?In the world of biotechnology, safety and sustainability might sometimes be at odds. When conflicts arise, decision-makers must carefully weigh the trade-offs. According to two TU Delft professors, safety and sustainability need to go hand in
07 november 2023
Veilige, voordelige, donorloze rode bloedcellenHet produceren van gekweekte rode bloedcellen (cultured Red Blood Cells; cRBCs) biedt mogelijk een onuitputtelijke bron cellen waarmee aan de groeiende behoefte voor bloedtransfusies kan worden voldaan.
25 juli 2023