Rhys Orimaco, PhD student in the field of sustainable biotechnology at University College Dublin (UCD), was a featured speaker during the Pseudomonas Grassroots Meeting. The event, held on November 9 and 10 by the Technical University Munich, brought together experts in Pseudomonas bacteria research and its diverse applications.
Orimaco’s presentation revolved around the UPLIFT project focusing on the production of the bioplastic monomer using bacteria cultivated on recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic monomers. His talk, scheduled for November 10, underscored the significance of biotechnology in seeking sustainable solutions to address plastic pollution and promote a circular economy.
Orimaco’s participation in this event highlights the ongoing commitment of the scientific community to research and implement eco-friendly technologies to address current environmental challenges, marking a significant stride towards creating a more sustainable future.