A light switch for targeted genome interventions
Fraunhofer researchers are working on an alternative to the CRISPR-Cas gene scissors. Initial successes have already been achieved.
Combining root systems of different wheat varieties
Using shallow- and deep-rooted wheat varieties in one field, researchers aim to improve the plants' nutrient and water availability and make them more resilient.
Coated flax fibers for new biocomposites
A special process makes natural fibers more heat-resistant, enabling them to be used in engineering thermoplastics.
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.
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.