Biochemical Engineering (BIOENG) group is devoted to develop high quality scientific research (both fundamental and applied) in the areas of Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology with main focus on: Micropollutants, Biological Nutrient Removal and Recovery; Greenhouse Gas Emissions;  Production and Characterization of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), Microbial Polysaccharides and Bulk Chemicals.

The group has strong collaborations with Industries and research centers at national and international level. BIOENG researchers have different backgrounds and experiences and develop scientific activities at the research center REQUIMTE (FCT-UNL) in interface with iBET.