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About 200 bioeconomy experts met in Cologne to discuss the newest developments regarding biomaterials.

Rasterelektronenmikroskop-Aufnahme der fertigen Faser.

Swedish researcher developed a new ultra-strong and bio-based material at Hamburgs DESY institute by transferring superior nanoscale mechanics to macroscopic fibres.

GO-Bio Förderinitiative -Startups der Bioökonomie auf Kapitalsuche

The start-up competition "PlanB- Biobased.Business.Bavaria" is entering its third round and is looking for innovative bioeconomy business-ideas.


Tobias Erb, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, received the Otto Bayer Award for his achievements regarding artificial photosynthesis.

Mit dem Programmdarlehen hofft die EIB auf knapp eine Mrd. Euro an privaten Investitionen für die Bioökonomie und Landwirtschaft.

The European Investment Bank launches a new financing initiative that allocates €400 million to support developments and investments across the agriculture and bioeconomy sector.


The first day of the Global Bioeconomy Summit was jam-packed with interesting plenary lectures, constructive workshops, and an awards ceremony for the best bioeconomy visualisations.

Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

Federal research minister Anja Karliczek officially opened the Global Bioeconomy Summit. 800 international experts from politics, industry, and science joined the 2-day event in Berlin.

In Berlin findet der erste globale politische Gipfel zur Bioökonomie statt. Die Organisatoren verbinden damit die Hoffnung, langfristig die internationale Abstimmung zur Bioökonomie zu verbessern.

Starting today, Berlin will be the major hub for 800 international bioeconomy experts: The 2nd GBS will start tonight with a reception at the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.


800 international experts will participate in the 2nd GBS in Berlin next week. Representatives from politics, science, and the business sector will discuss the future of bioeconomy.


Sporting goods manufacturer Puma and the MIT in Boston are developing smart and bio-based running shoes and a T-shirt that uses microbes to respond to environmental factors.


The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is the first collection of microorganisms in Europe that meets the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol. It eases the bureaucratic effort for researchers.


German researchers are developing a warning system for ecosystem changes. Infrared sensors show how imported plants change the landscape of dunes in Portugal.


More effective vaccines against pneumonia could soon be available: A synthetic sugar protects against forms of pneumonia and meningitis that are unaffected by conventional vaccines.

Spinnenseide von AMSilk als Beschichtung von Brustimplantaten

The medical technology manufacturer Polytech is now working together with AMSilk on breast implants with biotechnologically produced spider silk. The first clinical study has just begun.

Fische und Pflanzen nutzen sich bei Aquaponic gegenseitig: Was die Fische ausscheiden, wird durch Bakterien aufbereitet und dient dann als Dünger für die Pflanzen. Die Pflanzen reinigen im Gegenzug das Wasser der Fische.

From manure to lettuce: the German fertilizer manufacturer K+S is giving the circular economy a whirl and has set up an aquaponics container in Kassel for research purposes.


How can soil research support a sustainable bioeconomy? The network BonaRes provided the answer to this and other questions during their recent international conference in Berlin.

In der Natur bauen Bakterien mit bestimmten Enzymen PET-Abfälle ab. Auf dieser Basis könnten auch industrielle Verfahren entwickelt werden.

Mother nature knows best: Biologists discovered that the diversity of bacteria that are able to eat and digest plastic is greater than expected.


According to a meta-study by Berlin-based researchers, accumulations of microplastics in the soil are a much greater burden on the environment than in the seas.


In Thuringia, textile researchers are working on bio-based sutures for surgical operations. The new fibres dissolve in the body and are thus safer for the patients.


Evonik and Siemens are developing a new technology that uses bacteria and electricity from renewable resources to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

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