After a year of growing vegetables in Antarctica, Paul Zabel has returned to Germany. The results are mostly positive - in total, more than 270 kilograms of vegetables were harvested.
“What’s Beef”, the Düsseldorf-based burger chain, will be the first restaurant in Germany to offer the 100% plant-based burger from the British food company Moving Mountains.
According to a new study by the nova-Insitute, first-generation fermentable sugar as raw material for the chemical industry is just as advantageous as second-generation sugar.
Cosmetics are a growing market but mostly based on petrochemicals. During a trade show in Paris Covestro is now presenting a new sustainable hair gel and sun protect lotion.
Materials scientists at TU Dresden have developed wood fibre-based oil binders that can clean water in the event of an oil spill.
The European project PANBioRA is investigating and developing tools and methods in order to assess the risks of new biobased medical products in a standardised way.
Fraunhofer physicists have developed a pocket-sized food scanner that uses infrared light and intelligent algorithms to determine the shelf life of food.
Due to its magnetic properties, the microbial species Magnetospirillum has enormous potential for biotechnological applications and was voted Microbe of the Year 2019.
Zoologists in Kiel have discovered highly adhesive cellulose nanofibres in the slimy protective layer of plant seeds, which may be very useful for biomedical applications.
The new European network ERA-NET BlueBio COFUND aims to advance the sustainable use and development of aquatic biomass for the Blue Bioeconomy.
Nuts are traditional winter and Christmas treats. However, they are not only tasty and nutritious, they also have a huge potential as source material for the bioeconomy.
Jasmonic acid is widely known as a defence hormone of plants. Researchers from Würzburg have now identified another function: it also causes the closure of stomata.
Materials researchers from Karlsruhe are using enzymes as a biobased, energy-saving and sustainable alternative to conventional catalysts.
Are bioplastics really a "green" alternative to petroleum-based plastics? According to researchers in Bonn, bioplastics are only sustainable if crop residues are used for its production.
Ecologists from Germany and Switzerland report that maize and wheat use the metabolite benzoxazinoid differently depending on which pest attacks them.
According to Cologne-based researchers, praising insect food as a luxury object rather than advertising it as environmentally-sound motivates more people to actually eat it.
Many types of soft PVC are harmful to one's health. Thus, a consortium of the Hamburg and Bielefeld universities as well as BASF SE is looking for biobased alternatives.
The European Commission calls for a pan-European long-term strategy for a prosperous and climate neutral economy and names the bioeconomy as key to achieving these goals.
The most recent Rehap workshop examined the amount of waste material from agriculture and forestry available for novel materials for the construction industry.
During this years "disruptive innovation festival" numerous online sessions and podcasts explained the concept and opportunities of a circular economy and insects as food or feed.