Technology Development and Training in Bioremediation Overview
The University of Hawaii is heading the Technology Development and Training in Bioremediation project, which is supported under the Agriculture-Based Remediation Program (ABRP). The ABRP is funded through the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) as local agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES), the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Waterways Experiment Station (USACE-WES). The program is jointly administered locally by PICHTR, the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Honolulu Engineer District (USACE-HED).
The Technology Development and Training in Bioremediation project aims to strengthen bioremediation skills locally, nurture a bioremediation industry that can serve Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, and increase public awareness of agriculture-based bioremediation technologies. The program consists of two components: (1) Technology Development and Capacity Building and (2) Information Dissemination and Outreach. The objective of the Technology Development and Capacity Building component is to strengthen biologically-based environmental remediation skills to support military and agricultural sectors and for export to international markets. The objective of the Information Dissemination and Outreach component is to increase public awareness of agriculture-based remediation in addressing problems relating to environmental degradation, restoration, and protection.
For more information on the ABRP project headed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, please access the following link: