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Environmental Biotechnology

The use of microorganisms for the good of the environment.

Environmental biotechnology uses microorganisms and their enzymes to exploit the potential of biological metabolic processes for the benefit of the environment: environmental pollutants are to be disposed of from wastewater and contaminated sites, and natural raw material reserves from waste to be recycled efficiently. The research group "Environmental Biotechnology" tests and develops innovative methods to achieve these goals.

We are working on ways to reduce emissions of pollutants and eliminate existing pollutants. We also develop methods for recycling substances from industrial process water, wastewater and waste. In this way - in addition to economical use of non-renewable resources and the increased use of renewable raw materials - closed material cycles should arise. With the development of new bio-based processes as well as the adaptation and further development of conventional technologies, we contribute to the well-being of the environment and society.

Our Research Topics


to Bioremediation

Resource recovery

to Resource recovery

Fate of pollutants

to Fate of pollutants

Our Research Team

Prof. Dr. Philippe Corvini Head of Institute for Ecopreneurship
Telephone : +41 61 228 54 85 (direct)
Erik Ammann Research Associate
Telephone : +41 61 228 57 65 (direct)
Dr. Nora Corvini Scientific Assistant
Telephone : +41 61 228 57 72 (direct)
Sebastian Hedwig PhD Student
Telephone : +41 61 228 53 85 (direct)
Zhuang Ke PhD Student
Telephone : +41 61 228 51 73 (direct)
Dr. Boris Kolvenbach Research Associate in environmental biotechnology
Telephone : +41 61 228 56 76 (direct)
Dr. Markus Lenz Senior Researcher
Telephone : +41 61 228 56 86 (direct)
Valentina Lombardo Scientific Assistant
Telephone : +41 61 228 57 91 (direct)
Mathieu Martinez Research Associate
Telephone :
Riccardo Perri PhD Student
Telephone : +41 61 228 53 78 (direct)
Felix Schmidt PhD Student
Telephone : +41 61 228 55 46 (direct)
Manuel Kraus Intern
Telephone : +41 61 228 56 15 (direct)

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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