Environmental biotechnology is one of the five directorates of Ethiopian Biotechnology institute which is mandated to carry out biotech R and D activities. The institute is also coordinating biotech research at national level. The directorate has comprised of researchers with various educational background and research experiences. These include biotechnology, applied microbiology, environmental science, environmental engineering, ecology and bio-materials. Since research activities of the directorate usually require multidisciplinary approach the unit is organized in such a way that to take the products to the end users.