Submitted by: Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Braunau / Inn
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Oil degradation by bacteria
In our project, we try an alternative to the conventional methods of oil removal / control the development in oil disasters. We want to solve this problem using the so-called HCB (Hydrocarbonoclastische bacteria). These bacteria break down long chain hydrocarbons (HC) of oil from natural. As part of our project we want to use petroleum-degrading mechanism to realize the nature of an enzyme lankgkettige week into less harmful degradation products. We chose this bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis for. Using different molecular biological methods, we want to try to isolate this organism, enzymes that are responsible for the degradation of oil, and thus mimic the degradation of HC.