Desulfovibrio desulfuricans – friend or foe?

by Connor Trottor, PIPS Intern The National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria includes thousands of industrial strains – but what exactly is an “industrial” strain? The collection includes strains with biotechnological potential, as well strains studied because of the problems they can cause industry. Some strains fall into both categories. Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, may be better known for its role in oilfield souring, microbiologically influenced corrosion and as a producer of toxic gas, but in this blog, PIPS intern Connor Trotter considers some of the positive applications it could …

NCIMB Supports Carbon Recycling Network Annual Conference

We’re delighted to be sponsoring drinks at the The Carbon Recycling Network annual conference in March 2024. The goal of this BBSRC-NIBB is to create a vibrant community of UK researchers who will unravel the biological, chemical and process engineering aspects of carbon recycling that that support the re-use and exploitation of greenhouse gases CO, CO2 and CH4. The conference will take place over three days and bring together academic and industrial partners to identify and address key challenges in this area of carbon recycling. Two of the greatest challenges facing …