Surprise in the German biotechnology industry: For 310 million euros the Danish group Chr. Hansen takes over Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH, which specializes in human lactose.
The Berlin start-up Mushlabs uses mycelia to produce meat substitutes. The team has now raised €8.7 million for further development.
Studies of the reproductive success of 1,200 plant species show how pollinator performance is influenced by agriculture and urbanization.
Do modern wheat varieties have more immunoreactive protein and thus promote coeliac disease? A study shows: The gluten content is the same for new and old varieties, but can increase due to environmental factors.
With Santalol, BASF and the flavor manufacturer Isobionics are launching a product that can replace sandalwood oil in cosmetic products. The fragrance is derived from corn starch.
Biotechnologists at the TU Munich have succeeded in producing an antibiotic agent from horn corals using bacteria.
Researchers observe an unusual alliance of purpose between green algae and molds.
Researchers from Freiberg are developing a process to filter proteins or probiotics from brewing residues and make them usable for the food industry.
Microbiologists from Braunschweig can for the first time prove which bacteria are involved in the decomposition of herbicides in so-called mini sewage treatment plants.
Whether plastic, paper or tinplate - a program from Henkel determines how easily materials can be recycled.
Green chemistry instead of coal and oil: With the construction of the BioEconomy HUB in Leuna, Central Germany wants to promote bioeconomic business ideas and shape structural change in the region.
Researchers have identified a gene that plants use to control bud dormancy. This could help prevent frost damage to the flower in the future.
How can agriculture become sustainable? The Federal Cabinet has appointed a commission of experts to find solutions. An interim report should be available in autumn.
A label ensures the traceability of plants, plant parts and seeds within the European Union.
By combining a photosynthetic protein complex with a light-collecting protein from cyanobacteria, researchers have succeeded for the first time in converting the green part of light into energy.
Climate change has consequences for the future of forests: According to an international study involving Munich researchers, large trees in particular are falling behind.
Among the first consortia for the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NDFI) are also three large associations that are important for bioeconomy research.
The German-Dutch project "Bioeconomy-Green Chemistry” of the Ems-Dollart-Region is among the nominees for the European REGIOSTARS Award 2020.
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.