Idaho National Laboratory Biological Systems

Biological Processing and Manufacturing

The bioloical processing and manufacturing research being performed at the Idaho National Laboratory is primarily focused on using microorganisms isolated from environments having abnormal chemical and/or physical conditions.  Termed extremophiles, these unique organisms posses robust biochemical processes composed of specific enzymes and pathways that are being explored for commercial production of materials and chemicals.  INL employs a workforce of highly trained scientists and engineers in modern laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.  Our researchers collaborate with both university and industrial partners to address a variety of multidisciplinary projects directed at solving critical energy and national security problems.

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Biological Sciences (840kb pdf)

Microbial Metabolic Systems (826kb pdf)

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