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Insempra's Technologie ermöglicht die Produktion qualitativ hochwertiger, nachhaltiger Materialien auf biologischer Basis.
Insempra uses its technology platform to produce functional ingredients such as flavours and fragrances for the cosmetics industry.

Biotech start-up Insempra secures millions in financing

The start-up Insempra has raised 20 million US dollars in a financing round. The Munich-based company specialises in the biotechnological production of natural ingredients for the food, cosmetics and textile industries.

Mykorrhiza-Netzwerk am Beispiel von Monotropa uniflora, hier verbunden mit Baumwurzen übergemeinsame Pilze. Originalabbildung aus der Publikation verändert und ergänzt.
Mycorrhizal network using the example of Monotropa uniflora, here connected with tree roots via common fungi. Original illustration from the publication modified and supplemented.

Fungal networks in the forest: evidence for Wood Wide Web

An international research team with the participation of the University of Bayreuth sees mycoheterotrophic plants as the key to the previously controversial existence of the underground mycorrhizal network in forests.

Testfeld zur regenarativen Landwirtschaft
Researchers are investigating how measures in regenerative agriculture can protect against climate impacts.

Adapting soils to climate change with regenerative arable farming

Can soils be protected from heat, drought and heavy rainfall through reduced cultivation and permanent planting? A research team from Hesse has produced some promising initial results.

biologischer Anbau von Erdbeeren in Kalifornien mit Blühstreifen aus Wildblumen|
organic cultivation of strawberries in California with wildflower strips

Major agricultural study: diversity in agriculture pays off

A global study led by the Universities of Hohenheim and Copenhagen shows that diversified agriculture not only benefits biodiversity, but also contributes to food security.

Im Spritzgussverfahren hergestellte Dämpfungswanne
Injection-moulded damping tray made from the front vehicle underbody from natural fibres and post-consumer recyclate (polypropylene)

Vehicle underbody made from new biocomposite material

Together with industrial partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new biocomposite material for the production of vehicle underbodies, thereby significantly improving the carbon footprint of the entire production cycle.

Schaufenster Bioökonomie auf der Hannover Messe 24

Hannover Messe 2024: Sustainable industry with bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy Showcase is presenting bio-based innovations in high density in Hall 2 of the Hannover Messe: 18 federally funded projects are providing information about their research and development.

Halophytes such as the European samphire grow on salt marshes or in mudflats and are extremely salt-tolerant.

Tapping into the potential of salt-tolerant plants

As part of the European research project Aquacombine, partners from six countries are demonstrating the potential that halophytes such as samphire have for the bioeconomy.

Steinfrüchte von Arabica-Kaffee (Coffea arabica)
Coffee plants are extremely sensitive and require special growing conditions.

Reference genome for Arabica coffee available online

An international research team involving the University of Leipzig and the food company Nestlé has developed a database to better identify and breed climate-resistant coffee plants.

Plenum des BioProScale Symposiums 2024

Thinking big with smart bioprocess technology

Smart models, sophisticated measurement technology and automated workflows: At the BioProScale conference in Berlin, stakeholders from science and industry exchanged views on the most important trends in industrial biotech production.

Flaggen hannover Messe
Artificial intelligence and hydrogen technologies are focal points of Hannover Messe 2024.

Bioeconomy at the Hannover Messe

The world's largest industrial trade fair starts in Hanover on 22 April. The focus will be on technologies for sustainable production. The "Bioeconomy Showcase" in the Future Hub in Hall 2 offers a platform for bio-based innovations.

Eine KI-basierte Karte der Bioökonomie-Aktivitäten in Deutschland

AI language model generates map of bioeconomy companies

A BMBF-funded research team has trained a language model with web texts from 680,000 German companies and has identified and localised those with bioeconomy activities.

Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag von der Universität Jena mit Kulturen der Grünalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Prof Dr Maria Mittag from the University of Jena with cultures of the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Alliance of microalgae and bacteria

Researchers from Jena have investigated a community of bacteria and microalgae and discovered how they jointly contribute to climate protection.

Robert Hoffie untersucht Gerste

Key gene for toxic alkaloid discovered in barley

Many varieties of barley produce a substance called gramine, which is toxic to livestock. Researchers from Hanover and Gatersleben have discovered how the alkaloid is produced in the plant.

Aufbau des Wandelements
Structure of the wall element

New composite material made from plant-based carbon fibres and biochar

As an alternative to reinforced concrete, researchers at the German Institute of Textile and Fibre Research have developed a combined building material made of natural stone, carbon fibres and biochar that has a particularly good carbon footprint.

Maispflanzen im Labor
The root microbiome of maize plants from different regions of the world was analysed.

Genetic material of maize plants influences the root microbiome

Not only the properties of the soil, but also the genetic make-up of a plant influence which microbes colonise its roots. This is shown by an international study in which researchers from Bonn and Gatersleben were involved.

Mit pilzwiderstandsfähigen Rebsorten lassen sich bis zu achtzig Prozent der eingesezten Pflanzenschutzmittel im Weinbau einsparen
With fungus-resistant grape varieties, up to eighty per cent of the pesticides used in viticulture can be saved.

Better arming grape varieties against fungi

Under the leadership of the Julius Kühn Institute, a European research team wants to analyse fungus-resistant grapevines and identify molecular markers for grapevine breeding. The cuticle on the berry skin could play a key role.

Fast ein Drittel der Neugründungen sind nachhaltige Firmen, so der aktuelle Green Startup Monitor 2024.
Almost a third of start-ups are sustainable companies, according to the current Green Startup Monitor 2024.

Green start-ups remain drivers of transformation

Although the proportion of green start-ups remains high, it is declining slightly due to the current difficult market and financing conditions. This is shown by the latest Green Startup Monitor.

Drohnen könnten im Pflanzenschutz unterstützen, Pflanzenschutzmittel zielgerichtet auszubringen.
Drones could support the targeted application of crop protection products.

Identifying strategies for saving plant protection products

In a new EU project, researchers led by the Julius Kühn Institute want to investigate how innovative technologies can be used to reduce the use of plant protection products in arable farming.

Ein Pumpensystem am Roboter ermöglicht, Wasser bis auf einen Milliliter genau zu dosieren.
FarmBot in the greenhouse - a pump system on the robot makes it possible to dose water precisely down to one milliliter.

Studying climate impacts on plants with a high-tech platform

Researchers and students at TH Köln and the University of Cologne have developed an experimental platform that illustrates how climate change affects plant growth.

Hier entsteht das neue Produktionswerk: traceless Gründerinnen Anne Lamp (li.) und Johanna Baare (re.), zusammen mit der Vorbesitzerin Franziska Wedemann (Mitte)
The new production plant is being built here: traceless founders Anne Lamp (left) and Johanna Baare (right) with the previous owner Franziska Wedemann (center)

Traceless: First production facility in former industrial bakery

The bioeconomy start-up traceless materials will launch the first large-scale production of its biomaterials in the former Wedemann bakery in Hamburg-Harburg.