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Research at University of Illinois to investigate oil field biosouring with new technology

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new research project at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois seeks to solve a $90 billion global problem in the oil industry while making oil drilling less harmful to the environment. Bruce Fouke, Professor in the departments of Geology and Microbiology and director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, was awarded a three-year grant from the Dow Chemical Company to study a process known as oil field biosouring.

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