Deep-sea mussels enter into symbioses with a large number of bacteria and are thus well prepared for changing environmental conditions.
Up until now, biocatalysts were short-lived. Bochum researchers have now developed a thin protective film that can make the hydrogenases last thousands of years.
Too much nitrogen increases the protein content in wheat. But it also reduces the yield, a research team has found.
High-tech fibers made from renewable resources can be a real alternative to their petroleum counterparts, thanks to a new ultra-high-temperature process.
Bayer and the US company Arvinas have teamed up to launch the joint venture Oerth Bio. It uses biotechnologically produced protein molecules to protect plants from pests.
Lego bricks are still made of plastic, which consumes a lot of oil. However, there has been a recent change in thinking. In addition to manufacturing products from bio plastics, by-products accrued from the wood industry are gaining in importance as a basic raw material for toy manufacturers.
Bioeconomy in Germany
Bioeconomy has been on the political agenda in Germany for many years. The Federal government has launched a bioeconomy research strategy as well as a specific political strategy.