We all make use of the groundwater, yet only few of us notice it as an ecosystem. Munich biologist Christian Griebler is...
From manure to lettuce: the German fertilizer manufacturer K+S is giving the circular economy a whirl and has set up an aquaponics container in Kassel for research purposes.
How can soil research support a sustainable bioeconomy? The network BonaRes provided the answer to this and other questions during their recent international conference in Berlin.
Mother nature knows best: Biologists discovered that the diversity of bacteria that are able to eat and digest plastic is greater than expected.
According to a meta-study by Berlin-based researchers, accumulations of microplastics in the soil are a much greater burden on the environment than in the seas.
In Thuringia, textile researchers are working on bio-based sutures for surgical operations. The new fibres dissolve in the body and are thus safer for the patients.
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.