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Both visually and in terms of taste, the hot dogs from the lab are supposed to be very close to the original.

First approval of laboratory-grown meat applied for in the EU

Heidelberg-based Cultivated B is the first company in the world to submit an application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for approval of a cell-based sausage product.

Researchers at the IPK Leibniz Institute have studied how the behavior of a single wheat plant under limiting light conditions affects community performance.

Selfish plant traits harm field yields

Artificial shading could help breed better, higher-yielding varieties.

Biosensoren können Produktmoleküle detektieren und dabei leicht auszulesende, fluoreszente Signale in verschiedenen Farben ausgeben
Biosensors can detect product molecules while emitting easy-to-read fluorescent signals in different colors.

ERC funding for the development of novel biosensors

Markus Jeschek, Professor of Synthetic Microbiology at the University of Regensburg, has received the European Research Council's 1.5 million euro ERC Starting Grant for the development of novel biosensors based on proteins and RNA.

Einweihung der Pilotanlage zur Herstellung von Buchenzellstoff in Göppingen
In the presence of Peter Hauk, MdL, Minister for Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg, the pilot plant was opened at the Technikum Laubholz.

New perspectives for the textile industry

A pilot plant for the production of high-performance fibers from beech pulp went into operation at the Technikum Laubholz in Göppingen.

gelbes Fruchteis
Ice cream packaging is usually made of oil-based plastics.

Bio-based packaging for organic ice cream

Researchers at the University of Hohenheim develop a bio-based and recyclable plastic for food packaging from agricultural residues.

Die Erweiterung des Campus Monheim soll bis 2026 fertig sein.
The expansion of the Monheim campus is scheduled for completion by 2026.

Bayer expands plant research

Bayer AG invests 220 million euros in a new research and development center at the Monheim site.

Graue runde Lagergebäude
In biogas plants, a high-load digester could increase profitability.

High-load digester makes biogas plants more profitable

The fermentation of liquid fractions from residual materials such as liquid manure taps unused biomass potential.

Dem Schimmelpilz Aspergillus beim Wachsen zugeschaut
Development of individual filamentous mold pellets over time in a bioprocess.

Watching mold cultures grow

Using micro-computed tomography, a research team has succeeded in observing the growth of mold cultures in the bioreactor in 3D.

Blick in einen Industriepark
At the Fraunhofer IWES Hydrogen Lab in Leuna, the plant for the production of green methanol is to be built.

Green methanol on its way to mass production

In the Leuna100 project, the partners involved want to combine technological innovations into a process suitable for industrial use.

Freshwater ecosystems are facing increasing pressures that threaten aquatic biodiversity.

Species diversity in rivers stagnates

Until 2010, biodiversity in European rivers was still recovering - since then, this development has stagnated. An international study shows that biodiversity is under pressure, especially downstream from urban areas and agricultural land.

Bei den Landpflanzen findet Photosynthese in den Chloroplasten statt, hier in der Blattspreite des Laubmooses Plagiomnium affine.
Microorganisms such as cyanobacteria serve biotechnologists as model organisms.

Bacterial bioplastics factories "tamed"

Giessen researchers have developed a new system for the tailored control of gene expression in bacteria. Bioplastics production would also benefit from this.

Meer mit hoher Wellen und Gischt
During stormy weather, microplastic particles can enter the air from the sea via the sea spray.

Microplastics also in marine air

According to a recent study, microplastic particles are not only blown by the wind, but also enter the atmosphere directly from seawater.

Forests provide shade and coolness in hot weather. But periods of drought affect the photosynthetic behavior of plants and thus also the evaporation effect.

Drought alters photosynthetic behavior of plants

The cooling evaporation effect is reduced when plants shift their photosynthesis activity to the morning hours during a heat wave. The researchers have now been able to demonstrate this using satellite data.

Pandora-Pilz hat einen Birnenblattsauger infiziert und getötet.
The Pandora fungus infected and killed a pearleaf sucker.

New type of fungus against fruit pests discovered

The fungus Pandora cacopsyllae, which attacks the leaf fleas feared in orchards, could serve as a biological control agent in the future, according to a study.

Vergrößerung von grünen Pflanzenteilen mit weißen Flecken
Powdery mildew often attacks cereals, but also other plant species.

How powdery mildew outwits the defenses of plants

Plant researchers from Cologne have unraveled the molecular arms race in the evolution of plants and harmful fungi.

Modern plastics can withstand a lot, but they are not indestructible. Cracks can even destroy Lego bricks.

Mineral plastics now also biodegradable

Konstanz researchers have shown that the mineral plastic they developed with self-healing properties can now also be degraded by microorganisms through the use of a biopolymer.

links Wabenstrukturen in grau und 3D, rechts grünes hexagonales Wabenmuster
New biomaterials for industrial biocatalysis: enzyme foams form three-dimensional porous networks with stable hexagonal honeycomb structure.

Use enzymes as foams

As a novel class of materials, biocatalysts are particularly durable and active.

Samen Rizinus
Rizinusöl wird aus den Samen des tropischen Wunderbaums (Ricinus communis) gewonnen.

Biobased polymer thickeners from castor oil

Partners from research and industry have developed new synthetic routes for the use of plant-based polymer thickeners for rolling bearing greases, making them almost 100% bio-based.

Kultiviertes Fleisch aus Muskelzellen in der Petrischale
Animal muscle cells were used and propagated for the in vitro burger.

More interest in cultured meat

A survey by Bitkom Research shows: More and more people can imagine eating cell-based meat from 3D printers and see this as a contribution to more sustainable food production.

Forscher wollen Chinaschilf (Miscanthus sinensis) als Biomasse zur Energiegewinnung und Ausgangsstoffe für neue Produkte etablieren.
The reed grass Miscanthus provides biomass for a wide variety of applications.

Pulp from miscanthus grass

Researchers at Munich University of Applied Sciences want to establish annual plants such as miscanthus as an alternative raw material to wood for the paper industry.