Acta Biotechnol. volume 20, issue 3-4, P335-350 2000 DOI: 10.1002/abio.370200314 View full text
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G. Hamer, N. Al-Awadhi

Abstract: During the 20th century, important relationships developed between the oil industry and both microbiological and biotechnological research. Basic microbiological research has played an important role in both the exploration and production sectors of the oil industry, but as the maturity of the industry has progressed, such contributions have been relegated with respect to their importance. With respect to refining and petrochemicals manufacture, process routes have been extensively researched, but only rarely…

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