Industrial Biotechnology, or White Biotechnology is the application of biotechnology to industrial applications and production processes.
Micro-organisms such as bacteria, yeast and fungi can be applied in industrial settings to address specific challenges. Micro-organisms are extremely versatile and can be used for a range of applications from bioremediation of contaminated land to making your favourite beer or kombucha!
At Shannon ABC we interact with various companies using our biotechnology capabilities, for example, utilising bacteria or our proprietary fungal biobank to produce end point chemicals or bioactive compounds via fermentation. To find our more about our fungal biotechnology capabilities, please click here.
Agricultural Biotechnology, or Green Biotechnology is the application of biotechnology to agriculture. Green Biotechnological approaches and applications include creating new plant varieties of agricultural interest and producing biofertilizers and biopesticides.
At Shannon ABC we have worked on a range of natural extracts as plant biostimulants, and have fully equipped plant growth chambers with controlled temperature, light, humidity and carbon dioxide – we can re-create any environment on the planet in these chambers (and our researchers have even been involved in planning for plant growth off-planet!)