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Mischanbau mit Klee und Gräsern auf Grünland
On grassland, mixed cultivation of clover (left) and grasses was tested.

In duet with legumes

In the joint project IMPAC3, partners from research and industry have explored which genotypes are suitable for mixed cultivation in fields, grassland and forests.

Die Borke der Kanarische Kiefer (Pinus Canariensis)
The architecture and chemical composition of the bark of the Canary Island pine are the inspiration for the development of a weather-resistant fire protection coating.

A bio-based wood protection against fire

Following the example of the Canary Island pine's bark, which defies forest fires, researchers are developing nanocellulose-based biobased fire-retardant coatings to protect wood indoors and out.

Spargelfeld mit Mulchfolie
Films used in agriculture often lead to microplastics in the soil if they are not readily biodegradable.

Mulching with hybrid paper

The polyethylene films commonly used in agriculture pollute the environment with microplastics. Biodegradable alternatives are therefore being searched for.

So sieht das Rohmaterial des Biopolymers PHB direkt nach der Synthese aus.
The raw material of the biopolymer PHB directly after synthesis.

Using bacteria to produce plastic from waste

Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is the plastic that researchers in the PHABIO APP joint project have produced biotechnologically:  It is produced from animal waste fats with the help of bacteria and is completely degradable in nature.

Kolorierte Darstellung des Bakteriums Shewanella oneidensis
Shewanella oneidensis is a widely distributed soil bacterium that will be used industrially as a microbial biofactory in the future.

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.

Plant varieties were selected in the LfL's moving fields facility.

Making the rhizosphere fit for the future

Modern agricultural systems must be able to meet the challenges of climate change. In the rhizosphere properties of older crops, researchers are looking for solutions for coping with environmental stress and increasing yield security.

Der Champagne-Pool auf Neuseeland gehört zu den natürlichen Lebensräumen des Archaeons Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.
Der ChamThe Champagne pool on New Zealand belongs to the natural habitats of the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocalpagne-Pool auf Neuseeland gehört zu den natürlichen Lebensräumen des Archaeons Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, das hier ins Foto hineinmontiert wurde.

Cell factory for hot and acidic

The archaeon is to become a platform organism for biotechnology. The research project "HotAcidFACTORY" wants to create the basis for this.

Researchers want to combat citrus cancer in Brazil's orange plantations with novel active ingredient containers.

Plant protection with microgels

Fewer pesticides for more plant protection - this is the goal of a German-Brazilian team researching antimicrobial peptides to protect citrus fruits from bacterial "cancer infestation".

Das „Respiration Activity Monitoring System“ (RAMOS) dient der Untersuchung des Wachstums von anaeroben Bakterien.
The "Respiration Activity Monitoring System" (RAMOS) is used to study the growth of anaerobic bacteria.

Creating new microbial bio-factories

A new research project aims to examine bacteria that have so far been biotechnologically largely unnoted for their suitability for the bioindustry.

Computer mouse made of coffee grounds

Versatile composite materials from coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are more than just waste - they are a valuable resource that can be processed into new bio-based composites. A suitable method was developed as part of the idea competition project BioKaVe.

On the trail of the wheat of the future

Feeding the growing world population is one of the greatest tasks of our time. To meet this challenge, the crop yields of wheat must be increased and the most suitable varieties for changing environmental conditions must be found. This is the goal of the BRIWECS project.

Fishermen in the North Sea

How climate change impacts fish species

Partners from research and industry are working together to develop a warning system to prepare European fisheries and aquaculture for the consequences of climate change. It is intended to identify changes in endangered species at an early stage.

In diesem Bioreaktor wird die Umsetzung von Abfallplastik zu Wertstoffen erprobt.
This bioreactor is used to test the conversion of plastic waste into valuable materials.

Biotechnological upcycling for plastic waste

Simply recycling plastic? European researchers believe they can do better. By breaking it down and making its building blocks exploitable for bacteria to create valuable resources, a research consortium plans to upcycle plastics. 

Xenoglue - Superkleber nach Muschelart

Mussel style superglue

Scientists in Berlin have developed an adhesive protein inspired from mussels and are able to produce the substance from reprogrammed microbes. The adhesive can be used as superglue to treat wounds and bone fractures.

Peanuts can trigger severe allergic reactions due to allergenic storage proteins.

Reducing allergens in food

Hanover researchers and their partners hope to develop peanuts with reduced allergenic potential in order to reduce the risk of an immune reaction. 

Palmöl ist eines der vielseitigsten Pflanzenöle weltweit. Einer der größten Palmölproduzenten ist Malaysia.
Palm oil is one of the most versatile vegetable oils in the world. One of the largest palm oil producers is Malaysia.

Social inequalities in the bioeconomy

Using the bioenergy sector as an example, Jena researchers are investigating the extent to which the transition process towards a bioeconomy is affecting the existing global social inequalities.

So sieht die textile 3D-Bioanode aus dem Projekt TexKoMBZ aus.
This is the 3D textile bioanode from the TexKoMBZ project.

Power generation with microbes

A fuel cell with a textile anode could make various sewage treatment plants almost energy neutral and also make other biotechnological processes more economical.

Platte aus jutefaserbasiertem Verbundwerkstoff
Jute fiber based composite panel

Composite material made of jute fibers

Jute bags are a common sight. However, the plant's fibers are also suitable for composite materials, as researchers in the Jute Bio-Comp project are demonstrating.

More and more textiles consist of a mix of fibers. Conventional detergents are reaching their limits when it comes to synthetic fibres in particular.

Processing synthetic fibers with enzymes

A research consortium has successfully developed enzymes that allow better dyeing of synthetic fibers and prevent pilling during washing.

The processing of sugar cane results in bagasse, a residual material with great bio-economic potential.

Fertilizer from bagasse ash

A German-Brazilian research association has succeeded in producing fertilizers and biopolymers from residual materials from sugar cane processing.