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Alpine forests are also suffering from the climate crisis, which is why they need new forms of management.

Climate-smart management of European forests

An international research project is developing sustainable forestry concepts for Mediterranean, continental, alpine and boreal forests.

Windräder auf dem Feld
The majority of the approximately 30,000 wind turbines are located on land.

Better recycling of rotor blades

Researchers want to optimize existing recycling concepts for the efficient reuse of raw materials from rotor blades of old wind turbines.

Zwei Forscher in einem Miscanthus-Feld
Bioethanol from the Giant Miscanthus combined with carbon storage in depleted petroleum reservoirs can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Chinese reed as a climate-friendly bioethanol source

The Giant Miscanthus is intended to become a feedstock for sustainable fuel alternatives on marginal lands.

Früchte der allergikerfreundlichen Apfelsorte 'ZIN 168'.
The allergy-friendly apple variety ZIN 168.

New apple varieties for allergy sufferers

Researchers from Osnabrück, Munich and Berlin have developed ZIN 168 and ZIN 186, the first apple varieties in Europe to be officially certified as allergy-friendly.


Flüssige Lotion
BASF's new biosurfactant is suitable for numerous products - including washing lotions.

BASF: New biosurfactant for natural cosmetics

BASF's Care Chemicals is expanding its portfolio of sustainable cosmetic products with a bio-based surfactant made from soy protein.

Sehr reines Chitin findet sich in den Deckflügeln des Maikäfers.
High purity chitin is found in the cockchafer's mating wings.

Cracking the natural code of chitin

How is chitin produced by nature? Researchers want to uncover this in order to make the biopolymer useful for medicine.

Pflanztöpfchen aus recycelter Pappe und beigemischten pilzhemmenden Substanzen aus Pappelrinde
Plant pots made from recycled cardboard and anti-fungal substances from poplar bark

More bioeconomy in the garden

"Gardening without plastic waste" is the motto of a research consortium that develops innovative products such as plant pots from poplar wood and bark.

Heidelbeeren am Strauch
The area under blueberry cultivation in Germany has more than doubled in the last ten years.

Biological plant protection for blueberries

A research network is developing defense methods against cherry vinegar flies, pine weevils and white grubs.

kompostierbare Getränkeflaschen aus Papier
A beverage bottle made from recycled paper fibers is to replace plastic bottles.

Alliance for a paper beverage bottle

Cologne-based start-up PAPACKS and North American beverage producer Keurig Dr Pepper are pooling their expertise to jointly produce a plastic-free and compostable bottle.

Blick vom Pfänder auf den Bodensee
Lake Constance is the third largest inland lake in Central Europe, an important drinking water reservoir and ecosystem at the same time.

New archaea species secures drinking water from Lake Constance

Environmental microbiologists show for the first time that ammonium-oxidizing microorganisms are also active in Lake Constance.

Mit CRISPR-Kill verhindern die Forschenden an der Modellpflanze Ackerschmalwand das Ausbilden von Seitenwurzeln.
Using CRISPR-Kill, the researchers prevent the formation of lateral roots in the model plant thale cress.

Gene scissors reprogrammed for plants

A team led by molecular biologist Holger Puchta has further developed the CRISPR-Cas gene scissors so that entire plant cell types in the genome can now be selectively switched off.

Blick in einen Buchen- und Eichenwald
Mixed oak-beech stand in the Bavarian Spessart: The production of oak quality wood is ideally suited for sustainable forest management.

Rewarding forest ecosystem services

Researchers develop models to make sustainable forest management more attractive.

Ein Fluoreszenzfarbstoff macht die bäumchenförmigen Arbuskeln eines arbuskulären Mykorrhizapilzes in einer Wurzel gut sichtbar.
A fluorescent dye makes the tree-like arbuscules of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus in a root clearly visible.

How rice plants regulate their root fungal network

Munich plant researchers have discovered a key protein that controls phosphate uptake through symbiosis with fungi.

Zwei Kartoffelknollen
A research team has analyzed genomes from individual pollen grains of the potato plant to create the first, complete map of a potato genome.

Complex potato genome sequenced

An international consortium with plant researchers from Munich and Cologne has deciphered all four genome copies of the potato, thus facilitating breeding.

Kolorierte Rasterelektronenmikroskopaufnahme von Pseudomonas-Bakterien, beim Eindringen in eine Spaltöffnung eines Pflanzenblatts
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Pseudomonas bacteria, entering a stomata of a plant leaf.

Bacterial booster for the plant immune response

Benign Pseudomonas strains ensure that their pathogenic relatives do not cause any damage in plants, as researchers from Tübingen have discovered.

Processing wood in biogas plants has long been problematic. That could soon change.

Poplar wood for the biogas plant

Researchers have developed an innovative process that enables the use of chips from poplar wood for biomethane and peat substitution.

Mikroskopische Aufnahme des Bakteriums Vibrio natriegens
The marine bacterium Vibrio natriegens could soon be an important organism for biotechnology.

Marine microbe as cell factory

A research team is developing a biotechnological process to produce succinic acid based on the bacterium Vibrio natriegens.

Spühlmittel beim Abwasch
Biosurfactants are designed to enable sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning and care products.

Estimating the environmental impact of new bio-products

A combined method of simulation and experiment predicts the ecotoxicity of bioeconomy products.

Schwarze Soldatenfliege
Since 2019, a research team at FBN has been exploring the black soldier fly as an alternative high-quality protein source.

Optimal feeding black soldier flies

A research team is investigating which residues are used as food to turn fly larvae into particularly valuable protein feed.

European bioeconomy fund raises 300 million euros

Initially targeting the EUR 250 million mark, the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) has come out of fundraising oversubscribed thanks to newly acquired investors.