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Betonbaustein aus rezyklierten Zuschlagstoffen und Reishülsenasche mit einer Reisstroh-Dämmung
Concrete block made from recycled aggregates and rice husk ash with rice straw insulation

Rice husk ash as a cement substitute

As part of the ReMatBuilt project, Fraunhofer researchers and partners from China have developed sustainable building materials made from recycled concrete and plant residues.

Washington Logroño (links) und Zac Austin gründeten Pacifico Biolabs im Jahr 2022.
Washington Logroño (left) and Zac Austin founded Pacifico Biolabs in 2022.

Millions for mushroom mycelium-based seafood

The Berlin and Leipzig-based start-up Pacifico Biolabs has raised 3.3 million US dollars in a financing round for the development of alternative fish and seafood.

Gemeinschaftsaufgabe: die nachhaltige Entwicklung von Stadtquartieren.
A joint task: the sustainable development of urban districts

DBU: Shaping a sustainable future together

The German Federal Environmental Foundation has launched a new funding initiative to support innovative projects in which stakeholders work together on concrete change processes for sustainable development. Submit project ideas by May 15.

Aminosäuren im Rastertunnelmikroskop untersuchen

Examining amino acids down to the nanometer

A research team at TU Braunschweig has combined various methods to make a scanning tunneling microscope usable for the surface analysis of peptides.

Die Kulturen werden in einem biofilm-basierten Kultivierungssystem angebaut, in dem sich die Algenstämme an eine Oberfläche heften und dort wachsen.
The cultures are grown in a biofilm-based cultivation system in which the algae strains attach themselves to a surface and grow there.

Cleaning wastewater with microalgae biofilm

Researchers at Cologne University of Applied Sciences have commissioned a pilot plant to test the cultivation of microalgae in a biofilm to purify landfill leachate.

Junge Menschen diskutieren
Young researchers can once again submit their ideas for funding.

Creative young talent wanted for the bioeconomy

With the new "BioKreativ" funding initiative, the BMBF is enabling young researchers from the natural, IT and engineering sciences to set up a junior research group for bioeconomy research. Apply by April 15.

With a global cultivation area of 222 million hectares and a harvest volume of 779 million tons, wheat is one of the most important food crops.

Wheat disease threatens global food supply

An international research team led by Munich agricultural scientist Senthold Asseng has modeled for the first time how the fungal disease wheat blast affects wheat production as a result of climate change.

Gemenge aus Mais und Stangenbohnen: Die Nährstoffverluste fallen deutlich niedriger als im Maisreinanbau aus.
Mixture of maize and runner beans: The nutrient losses are significantly lower than in pure maize cultivation.

Combined maize and bean cultivation pays off

According to a study, the combined cultivation of maize and runner beans is characterized by lower yields, but lower nutrient losses and greater biodiversity compared to a maize monoculture.

EU-Parlament-Abstimmung zu genomischen Techniken
This week, the EU Parliament in Strasbourg voted to relax genetic engineering legislation for certain genome-edited plants.

EU Parliament votes in favour of relaxing rules on genetic modification

The EU Commission's amended proposal to relax genetic engineering legislation for certain genome-edited plants was adopted by the European Parliament by a narrow majority.

Forscher wollen gesunde und schmackhafte Kost für Menschen über 50 entwickeln.
According to experts, a shift in diet towards more fruit and vegetables would significantly improve agriculture's carbon footprint.

Food transition creates trillions in profit

A global report involving researchers from Potsdam shows how the global economy would benefit from an agricultural and food transition and underlines the urgent need to revise the political framework.

Start-up Vyld - Ines Schiller und Melanie Schichan entwickelt Tampons aus Meeresalgen
Ines Schiller and Melanie Schichan develop tampons from seaweed.

Vyld: Fresh capital for the world's first algae tampon

The Berlin start-up Vyld has raised millions from investors as part of an early-stage financing round, thereby securing the further development of its seaweed products.

Führungsmannschaft von Infinite Roots (v.l.n.r.): Anne-Cathrine Hutz, Philip Tigges, Mazen Rizk und Thibault Godard
Cathy Preißer, Philip Tigges, Mazen Rizk and Thibault Godard (from left) are part of the Infinite Roots management team

Infinite Roots: Fresh capital for mushroom mycelium technology

The Hamburg-based biotech company Infinite Roots - formerly Mushlabs - has secured 58 million US dollars in a Series B financing round for the development and production of new meat substitutes based on mushroom mycelium.

Wie viele Körner eine Weizenähre ausbildet, hängt von ihrer Blütenfruchtbarkeit ab.
Wheat suffers from drought stress. However, the symptoms are usually only visible when it is too late.

Detecting stressed wheat with MRI and PET

Under the leadership of the University of Magdeburg, a European research consortium wants to combine two medical imaging techniques for the first time and make them usable for agriculture.

Bio-Gemüse vom heimischen Acker erwarten Besucher der Grünen Woche bei der Sonderschau des BMEL in Halle 23.a.
By-products from the European agricultural and food industry can be converted into valuable products.

Residual biomass as a resource

A new EU project involving researchers from Ruhr University Bochum is focusing on the development of unused biomass resources in Europe.

The content of the new course ranges from natural sciences and technology to politics, management and economic contexts.

First degree course in agrifood economics

A new English-language Master's degree course that combines agricultural science, economics and politics will start at the Technical University of Munich in the winter semester 2024/2025 and is the only one of its kind in Europe.

In einem ersten Schritt im Herstellungsprozess der Baumaterialien werden die Fasern der Hopfenreben mechanisch getrennt. Durch weitere chemische Aufbereitung stellt HopfON Panels her, die als akustische Dämmstoffe dienen
In a first step in the production process of the building materials, the fibers of the hop bines are mechanically separated. Through further chemical processing, HopfON produces panels that serve as acoustic insulation materials.

Recyclable building materials made from hops

Regional hop harvest residues are the raw material used by a founding team at the Technical University of Munich to develop sustainable building materials. Acoustic panels made from hops are to be launched on the market this year.

Töpfe mit Reispflanzen verschiedener Größe.
The genome-edited rice plants can fend off the RYMV virus, while the control plants cannot.

Virus-resistant rice plants for Africa

A Franco-German research team has used genome editing to produce rice plants that are resistant to the Rice Yellow Mottle Virus (RYMV).

Strohballen auf dem Feld
According to the 2020 resource database, cereal straw was one of the top biomasses in Germany.

DBFZ portal on biomass resources expanded

The resource database of the German Biomass Research Center now provides a complete overview of all biogenic residual and waste materials available in Germany and the EU.

Ackerbau-intensive landwirtschaft
Industrial agriculture and climate change have damaged Europe's soils.

Soil Atlas 2024: Fertile soils are becoming scarcer

Soils are a key resource for the bioeconomy. However, climate change and industrial agriculture have damaged around 60% of soils in Europe, as the recently published Soil Atlas 2024 reveals.

Paludikultur - Rohkolenanbau in wiedervernässtem Moor
Cultivation of raw cattail in rewetted moorland.

Paludiculture creates biodiversity

Paludiculture in rewetted fens not only promotes biodiversity, but also provides a new habitat for endangered animal and plant species. This is shown by a study by the University of Greifswald.