The University of Padua is ranked within the best 100 universities in Europe. The Biology Department ranked among the first three in the same field. One of the main research topics is metabolox flux balances, in-depth microbial analyses, development of bioaugmentation strategies and microbial resource management. The research unit is equipped with state- of-the-art technologies for ``omic analyses`` operated by dedicated technical staff. In the present proposal, technologies such as iSeq 100 Sequencing System, NextSeq 500 (lllumina technology) and MinlON (Oxford Nanopore) will be employed to perform microbial resource management and thus optimise the CRONUS bioprocesses.