Interviews

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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.

Johannes Kabisch

From biomass to hydrocarbons

As part of the project ‘DropIn Biofuels’, Johannes Kabisch and his team of researchers are synthesising microbial hydrocarbons for use in the production of biofuels. The end product is hoped to serve as a potential future replacement for kerosene and diesel, and could thus also contribute to making air traffic more environmentally friendly.

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.

Tomo Breelow, Geschäftsführer von Wijld und Erfinder des Woodshirts

T-shirts made of wood

The „WoodShirts“ offered by the start-up wijld, which is headed by Timo Beelow, prove that products made of renewable resources such as wood are not just eco-friendly but also stylish and comfortable. 

Plant breeding using CRISPR-Cas molecular scissors

Holger Puchta is one of the first researchers worldwide to utilise the CRISPR-Cas molecular ‘scissors’ in the area of plants. For the biotechnologist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the editing tool heralds a new era of precision in plant breeding.

3D printing with bioplastics

Thorsten Perl has the head behind the start-up Bioinspiration. Its focus is on 3D printing with bioplastics.

Max Kämer von Bugfoundation hat den ersten Insektenburger auf den Markt gebracht.

Insects instead of beef in burgers

Insects as an alternative to meat: This is the business idea with which Max Krämer and his team from Bugfoundation want to make fast food in Europe more healthy and sustainable.