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Im Modell: Blaues Licht setzt in einem Enzym auf neuartige Weise eine Monooxygenase-Reaktion in Gang. Dieser Aktivierungsprozess war bei Enzymen bisher unbekannt.

Biotechnologists from Münster have discovered an enzyme whose oxygen-transferring activity can be switched on by light.

Vanilleschoten beim Trocknen

Through electrolysis, chemists in Mainz have succeeded in producing high-quality vanillin from lignin.

Jasmonsäure bewirkt, dass beschädigte Blätter von Pflanzen für Fraßfeinde unbekömmlich werden.

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.

So sieht die räumliche Struktur des Enzyms AmbDH3 aus.

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.

An der Modellpflanze Ackerschmalwand haben Forscher mithilfe des Enzyms Cas9 erstmals Chromosomen neu zusammengesetzt.

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.

Können artenreiche Wiesen zugleich Weidegründe sein? Auch das soll die Forschungsinitiative klären.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is providing 25 million euros to advance projects for the conservation of biodiversity.

Mit diesem Scale-Down-Miniplant wird am Fraunhofer ISE die Methanolsynthese erforscht.

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.

Genome Editing-Verfahren wurden vom EuGH als Gentechnik eingestuft

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.

Zuse-Cluster Bioökonomie

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.

Topics such as sustainability and climate protection are becoming increasingly important in Corona times.

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.

Grass clippings could become an important biomass source for the chemical industry.

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 soft valve of the bicycle bottle "Bike Bottle Organic" was realized with a bio-based thermoplastic elastomer from Hexpol TPE.

The custom-made product for a bicycle drinking bottle combines functional properties and enables use in a bio-based recycling economy.

Waste from sawmills is suitable for the production of biofuels - if you know the right enzymes and their requirements.

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.

D-Phenylglycin ist ein wichtiger Baustein für eine große Gruppe von Antibiotika.

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.

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