From phytoremediation to energetic crop: the case of maize

Segunda-feira, Dezembro 4, 2023 - 14:15

Universidade Católica Portuguesa no Porto

Rua de Diogo Botelho 1327
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Milho com uma mangueira de gasolina em cima

Please join us on December 4th 2023 starting at 14:15.
No need to register - just show up in EBI -100.

Ana Paulo is our guest speaker.

Phytoremediation is an environmentally friendly technology that makes use of plants with the ability to remove pollutants from soil. Maize is a plant presenting the capacity to uptake heavy metals from soil, being at the same time a well-known energetic crop. The generation of energy, as biomethane, from phytoremediation-derived maize has been investigated as a promising strategy to contribute to the present renewable energy necessities.