Biotechnologists from Münster have discovered an enzyme whose oxygen-transferring activity can be switched on by light.
Through electrolysis, chemists in Mainz have succeeded in producing high-quality vanillin from lignin.
The plant hormone jasmonic acid is widely used, but the chemical synthesis of the precursor 12-OPDA is expensive. Researchers have now biotechnologically imitated the production process.
Researchers from Bayreuth have discovered an enzyme with which important components of complex biologically active connections can be produced precisely.
Two designers from the USA have used bacteria to produce a mouth and nose protection mask that filters air particles and is also biodegradable.
Genome editing at a higher level: Plant researchers from Karlsruhe and Gatersleben have used the molecular scissors CRISPR-Cas9 for the first time to exchange chromosome arms.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is providing 25 million euros to advance projects for the conservation of biodiversity.
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a miniaturized plant to study the processes involved in the production of methanol from carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
Ferulic acid is a promising natural substance. Researchers have now found a way to produce this active ingredient using bacteria.
The majority of Germans are in favor of sustainable economic activity, but still have difficulty making sacrifices. This is shown by the latest TechnikRadar conducted by acatech and the Körber Stiftung.
In a new bioeconomy cluster, 15 institutes of the Zuse-Gemeinschaft are combining their activities in order to promote industrial research for a biobased economy.
A team of researchers is the first to provide an explanation why plants cannot absorb an unlimited amount of water through their roots.
More than a quarter of all German citizens are convinced that the corona pandemic can lead to a change in people's thinking towards more sustainability and climate protection.
Partners from research and industry hope to use green waste as a source of raw materials for biorefineries in order to produce basic chemicals as well as electrodes.
The custom-made product for a bicycle drinking bottle combines functional properties and enables use in a bio-based recycling economy.
Researchers are developing an enzymatic process to make fivefold sugar available to produce biofuels.
A new irrigation concept for vegetable cultivation could set a precedent: In the Hypowave project, treated water from a sewage treatment plant was used for growing lettuce in the greenhouse.
Epigenetic processes have less influence on the rapid adaptation of organisms to environmental changes than previously assumed. This is the result of a study led by researchers from Kiel.
Leibniz researchers have developed a sustainable alternative to the petrochemical process to produce an important basic drug substance.
A new algorithm allows the identification of phytoplankton species in the ocean based on satellite data and predicts the growth of toxic algal blooms.