Interviews

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The dairy cow of the future

The veterinarian Jens Baltissen talks about modern breeding approaches for dairy cows favored by bioeconomy researchers in the German Livestock Association.

Frieder Rubik

New solutions to reduce packaging waste

Together with partners from business and municipalities, Frieder Rubik is looking for new strategies to minimize the use of plastic packaging in retail.

Tonni Andersen

How plant roots communicate

Plant researcher Tonni Andersen is the 2019 Kovalevskaja Award winner. He seeks to understand how roots exchange information with soil microbes and is setting up a new research group at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne.

Michael Quintern

Getting the best from biowaste with worms

Michael Quintern breeds earthworms to transform biowaste into precious humus.

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Friederike Kögler

Training plants like athletes

Friederike Kögler has developed a method with which plants learn to survive with less water.

Michael Ohl

Capturing global biodiversity

The Berlin biologist Michael Ohl wants to record the diversity of animal species on earth with the help of innovative technologies - at the new Center for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery.

Biogas from mushrooms

Thomas Helle, Managing Director of Tübingen-based Novis GmbH, is developing a biogas plant using mushroom compost as part of the EU project "Smartmushroom".

Jamileh Javidpour

Utilizing jellyfish

Scientific assistant at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, and coordinator of the EU project "GoJelly".

Biotechnologin Prof. Dr. Sonja Berensmeier

Designing complex peptides

Sonja Berensmeier uses computer models to design complex peptides for technical applications.

Christian Schaum

Protecting inland waters from microplastics

Water researcher Christian Schaum is looking for solutions to reduce the microplastics pollution of inland waters.

Snacking on insects

Making insects popular as a new source for protein - that is the goal of "snack insects" founder Folke Dammann. Since 2013, the company based near Hamburg is focused on snacks and cooking ingredients based on insects.

Turning waste water into electricity

At TU Braunschweig, chemist Uwe Schröder is investigating how bacteria can generate electricity from waste water.

Sustainable reed and electricity for the Senegal

Heidi Schiller and her KAITO Projekt GmbH  already introduced electricity from renewable resources to the Senegal. Now they are working to establish local reed as renewable building material.

Open Access accelerates sustainability

With soon to be 9 billion people on the planet, we need to establish a more sustainable economy, urges Kamila Markram. Scientists are working hard on these issues, but progress is delayed by paywalls in front of new publications.

Sustainable clothing for everyone

Sabine Schmidt, CEO of Xaxiraxi, offers sustainable and fashionable clothes for people with skin problems.

Christopher Zeppenfeld, Gründer und Geschäftsführer von SWARM-Protein

Fitness bars made of crickets

SWARM founder Christopher Zeppenfeld and his team are hoping to popularise insect-based snacks with a first fitness bar made from crickets. Their new product is set to open the market to innovative protein alternatives.

Mitgründerin und Geschäftsführerin von Knödelkult, Janine Trappe

Making dumplings from leftover bread

The jars of dumplings made by start-up ‘Knödelkult’ in Constance are manufactured using old and unsold bread. Managing director Janine Trappe and her team have already rescued more than 1,700 loaves of bread that were destined for the rubbish bins.

Simone Strey, Geschäftsführerin von PEAT

A smart app as a doctor for plants

‘Plantix’ developed by Simone Strey is an award-winning app that uses images to identify plant diseases and to provide tips on countermeasures.

Numaferm Geschäftsführer Philipp Bürling

Peptides for everyone

Peptides are multi talents but expensive to produce. The CEO of the Düsseldorf start up Numaferm aims to use a novel biotechnological method in order to provide the protein building blocks in a more cost-efficient way.

Using sewage waste water for hydroponics

With their project “HypoWave” scientists in Frankfurt, headed by the agricultural expert Martina Winker, aim to re-purpose municipal sewage waste water for hydroponic plant breeding programmes by filtering out the nutrients while simultaneously minimising water usage in agriculture.