A new research project aims to examine bacteria that have so far been biotechnologically largely unnoted for their suitability...
The German-Dutch project "Bioeconomy-Green Chemistry” of the Ems-Dollart-Region is among the nominees for the European REGIOSTARS Award 2020.
Biotechnologists from Münster have discovered an enzyme whose oxygen-transferring activity can be switched on by light.
Through electrolysis, chemists in Mainz have succeeded in producing high-quality vanillin from lignin.
The plant hormone jasmonic acid is widely used, but the chemical synthesis of the precursor 12-OPDA is expensive. Researchers have now biotechnologically imitated the production process.
2019 Research Survey on the Bioeconomy
In Germany, almost 800 research institutions in the natural sciences and humanities deal with the bioeconomy. This survey gives an overview of their priorities regarding R&D, their raw materials, industrial applications, financing and number of employees. In addition, this year six bioeconomy experts were interviewed about their assessments of the local research landscape.
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.