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Preview Bioökonomie-Ausstellung

Bioeconomy Exhibition

The bioeconomy has rapidly developed in recent years. What has been accomplished in the last five years alone is truly impressive: Many bioeconomy products have become bestsellers. Bio-based start-ups have grown into medium-sized companies. And established, traditional industrial companies are integrating bio-based production steps into their existing structures.

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Kolorierte Darstellung des Bakteriums Shewanella oneidensis

High performance without oxygen

Bioelectrochemistry enables economically attractive microbial biofactories. In the future, the proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis could be used in this way for acetoin production.

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Dirk Messner

"Bioeconomy is the core of sustainability policy"

Sustainability researcher Dirk Messner has been President of the Federal Environment Agency since January of this year. In an interview he talks about the opportunities and challenges on the way to a bio-based economy, the corona pandemic and the value of global networking.

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Landarbeiter versprüht herbizide auf einem Feld

UNEP (2021): Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity, which is crucial for the health of people and the planet, is declining faster than ever before in human history. Meat consumption is the world's biggest destroyer of nature, according to a recent study.

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Landbox Straw

Insulated packaging

As a sustainable alternative to the conventional insulation packaging made of polystyrene, straw enables to put an end to packaging waste in the parcel industry.

The latest from the bioeconomy

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Betonblock, der mithilfe von Bakterien verfestigt worden ist

Concrete care with microorganisms

A research team is optimizing the cultivation of bacteria that secrete lime and can thus patch cracks in structures.

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Birkenwald

New plastic is bio-based and recyclable

A research group has developed a new class of sustainable and functionalizable polymers.

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Zwei petrischalen mit verschiedenen Cyanobakterien: Neue Bakterienvarianten (rechts im Bild) produzieren deutlich mehr PHB.

Bacteria as bioplastic factories

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have modified the metabolic pathway of special cyanobacteria so that they produce large quantities of the natural bioplastic polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB).

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Aus Ananasblättern und anderen Agrarresten macht Bio-Lutions innovative und umweltfreundliche Verpackungen

Aus Ananasblättern und anderen Agrarresten macht Bio-Lutions innovative und umweltfreundliche Verpackungen

Fresh capital for BIO-LUTIONS

Cleantech start-up BIO-LUTIONS has raised a further 2.7 million euros and can now push the expansion of its production of sustainable packaging and disposable products.

Interviews

"Bioeconomy is the core of sustainability policy"

Sustainability researcher Dirk Messner has been President of the Federal Environment Agency since January of this year. In an interview he talks about the opportunities and challenges on the way to a bio-based economy, the corona pandemic and the value of global networking.

Worldwide strategies

The bioeconomy is gaining ground all over the world. A large number of countries have now adopted bioeconomy strategies - with various focus areas. You can find them in the following overview.

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In the spotlight

Bioeconomy inside

Meat substitute

When it comes to producing healthy and sustainable meat substitutes, there are no limits to creativity: Research is currently being conducted to develop an alternative made from apple residues.

Wurstscheiben mit Tomaten garniert

In Germany, people like to eat sausage.

How many kilograms of sausage does every German eat on average per year?

It is a lot more.

That's right!

Insulated packaging

As a sustainable alternative to the conventional insulation packaging made of polystyrene, straw enables to put an end to packaging waste in the parcel industry.

Landbox

Food delivery is rising in popularity, especially since the Corona crisis, making sustainable packaging more important than ever.

Since when do delivery services bring groceries to the doorstep?

Unfortunately, that's wrong.

That's right!

Underwear

Our skin has to withstand quite a lot - heat and sun, cold and dryness, stress and wrong or no care. All too often, the right protection is neglected. Instead of body lotion, nourishing clothing made from seaweed is now supposed to help.

Top aus VitadylanTM

Besides producing sustainable clothing, what else can components of the algae Ascophyllum nodosum be used for?

Unfortunately this is wrong.

Correct.

Swimwear

Reinterpreting circular economy: A Zurich-based company brings plastic from the water into the water. This summer, one can bath in swimwear made from collected and recycled PET bottles.

Ein roter Badeanzug

Every year, 16.4 billion disposable PET bottles are used.

How many PET bottles are used per hour in Germany?

This is wrong.

Incredible but true!

Plant pot

Finally, the time has come. The days are getting longer, the sunbeams warmer. Spring has arrived and the garden season begins. However, only a few plants are sown directly into the open field.

Pflanztopf aus Hanf

   

 

How many plastic planters are produced daily in the EU?

Unfortunately, that's wrong.

That's correct.