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A team at the Chemistry and Biology of Metals laboratory conducted a biodegradability study of 2-EHN, a diesel additive. In this study, the researchers isolated bacteria capable of degrading this synthetic compound whose effects on the environment and human health are unknown. Furthermore they have elucidated the steps of the degradation of 2-EHN and identified the involved enzymes.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.