Interviews

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Martin Wild

"All modules of the farm benefit each other"

With his food tech start-up Organic Garden, Martin Wild wants to rethink nutrition and soon produce organic food circularly in a high-tech farm.

Nadin Mengis

"The ecological footprint must incorporate all climate factors"

In the FOOTPRINTS project, a team led by researcher Nadine Mengis is investigating how CO2 emissions must develop in order to stabilize global temperatures and thus achieve the Paris climate goals.

Johanna Pausch

"Fungal networks influence soil carbon storage"

Bayreuth geoecologist Johanna Pausch is researching how root fungi in symbiosis with plants control carbon turnover in soils.

Carsten Schulz, Direktor, Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Individualisierte und Zellbasierte Medizintechnik IMTE, Außenstelle Aquakulturforschung Büsum

"Aquatic technologies are key to a healthy diet"

Under the umbrella of Fraunhofer IMTE, the team led by Carsten Schulz from the Society for Marine Aquaculture (GMA) will further develop the potential of the Blue Bioeconomy in the future.

Anne Lamp Gründerin von Traceless Materials

"Our biomaterial can replace hard-to-recycle plastic"

With her Hamburg-based start-up Traceless Materials, Anne Lamp wants to launch an innovative biomaterial that is fully compostable.

Uwe Fritsche IINAS

"A bioeconomy in which we are all active"

In this interview, sustainability analyst Uwe Fritsche talks about strategies for a sustainable bioeconomy that is broadly embedded in society.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Baldermann

"Vertical farming systems could also supply us with wheat in the future"

Alternative agricultural systems such as "vertical farming" are a focus of Susanne Baldermann's research work. With a view to healthy, sustainable nutrition, the food chemist is targeting secondary plant compounds, among other things.

Prof. Martina Brockmeier

"There is no easy solution to sustainably improving food systems"

Martina Brockmeier, an agricultural economist from Hohenheim, was elected as the future president of the Leibniz Association in November 2021. She sees bioeconomy research as an important contribution to achieving the global sustainability goals.

Prof. Philip Wigge Leiter Programmbereich „Funktionelle Pflanzenbiologie“ am Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse-und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) in Großbeeren

"We want to use temperature sensors to accelerate the breeding of climate-resistant plants"

The Potsdam molecular biologist Philip Wigge is researching the mechanisms by which plants detect and adapt to ambient temperatures.

Dr. Sönke Zaehle , Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie

"Excessive nutrient inputs can alter ecosystems"

Jena geoecologist Söhnke Zaehle is researching how nutrients such as nitrogen affect the material cycles of ecosystems.

Prof. Dr. Iris Lewandowski

"Sustainable bioeconomy can only succeed with society's involvement"

As co-chair of the German government's new Bioeconomy Council, Iris Lewandowski wants to stimulate public debate on the topic of biobased management. The agricultural scientist from the University of Hohenheim is an advocate of modern as well as ecologically compatible agriculture.

Biodiversitätsforscher Nico Eisenhauer

"Soil organisms are important ecosystem engineers"

The effects of climate change on soil biodiversity are the research focus of Leibniz Prize winner Nico Eisenhauer.

Linua Stegbauer

"Microalgae on building facades can green the city"

Linus Stegbauer wants to use microalgae to improve the urban climate by developing facade elements for buildings that are coated with a special biofilm of living microalgae.

Pflanzenzüchterin Maria von Korff Schmising

"Perennial grain crops are a resource-saving alternative"

Plant researcher Maria von Korff Schmising wants to make food production more sustainable by breeding perennial cereal crops.

"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.

Creating regional bioeconomy areas

Ulrich Schurr wants to turn the Rhenish lignite mining area into a model region for a sustainable bioeconomy. To achieve this, he is relying on the regional strengths and conditions to master the structural change.

Daniela Thrän

Understanding the bioeconomy system

The Leipzig Helmholtz researcher Daniela Thrän systematically examines Germany's path to bioeconomy. As co-author of the first Bioeconomy Monitoring, she knows the strengths and weaknesses of bio-based change – especially with regard to bioenergy systems.

Prof. Dr. Jan Schirawski

The smut whisperer

Jan Schirawski is researching the genome of smut in order to better understand the mechanism of action of this plant parasite.

Biotechnologin Dr. Vera Meyer

Building houses from fungi

Vera Meyer is fascinated by fungi: As a biotechnologist, she wants to use the metabolic potential of the living organisms to breathe life into the bioeconomy – but she also wants to inspire with art.

Customizing green packaging

Since 2013 PAPACKS has been developing packaging and products from renewable resources.