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10.05.2017

The global cultivation area of GMO crops is growing, but Europe and especially Germany remain sceptical regarding the usage of GMOs.

10.05.2017

A body of research has shown the negative consequences of microplastics for aqueous life. Now, a seminal paper that had demonstrated behavioural changes in fish was retracted.

Biosprit, Bioethanol, Benzin, Tankstelle
05.05.2017

The consumption of bioethanol as part of the petrol market has increased slightly in Germany. In 2016 1.2 million tonnes of bio-based ethanol has been added to fuels.

04.05.2017

More than 250,000 Europeans voiced their support for a change in the agriculture industry towards sustainable farming policies across Europe.

03.05.2017

Industry 4.0 via digitalization spanning robots and bio-based economy – that is the main message of the Hannover Messe 2017.  

28.04.2017

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding 17 new Priority Programmes with a total of €100 million. Three of the Life Science projects are focused on bio-based economy.

27.04.2017

Global climate change is costing the wine industry billions of dollars each year. An international team of researchers established a “Global Risk Index for Wine Regions”.

25.04.2017

Berlin-based researcher establish new analysis of origin for frog legs. The specific pattern of isotopes within each animal can tell, whether they indeed stem from sustainable farms.

19.04.2017

A global event for the freedom of science taking place on April 22. In Germany demonstrations are planned at 20 sites - from Berlin to Heligoland.

19.04.2017

Emmanuelle Charpentier discovered the revolutionary genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas. Now she will head her own Max-Planck research unit in Berlin.

17.04.2017

Extreme weather occurrences are endangering harvest yields worldwide. To enable more precise weather forecasts a new Land-Atmosphere Feedback Observatory (LAFO) will be established.

13.04.2017

A pan-German collaboration of Audi, BASF, and Covestro developed a new bio-based car coating. Thus reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions during production.

11.04.2017

Dortmund-based biochemists are able to draw patterns in cells. All that is needed to paint with “molecular ink” is a laser and light sensitive molecules.

07.04.2017

Tropical forests are being more and more fragmented. Leipzig-based scientists assessed that this increases carbon dioxide emissions by an additional third.

06.04.2017

BASF acquired the licence for the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas from Boston’s Broad Institute. Now the company can utilize the tool for its global enterprises.

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05.04.2017

The synthetic silk biopolymer produced by Amsilk found its way into nail polish: Together with Ocean Pharma the new product will be unveiled at in-cosmetics Global in London.

31.03.2017

Aquacultures are polluting Chile's rivers with a cocktail of dissolved organic substances. An international team of researchers establishes new safety limits.

30.03.2017

The DNA molecule offers countless structural possibilities. Dresden-based scientists developed a synthetic envelope to protect the sensitive building blocks.

28.03.2017

International experts from politics and industry gathered in Berlin to discuss the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

24.03.2017

New addition: A branch of the European Forest Institute has just opened in Bonn. The institute conducts research on forests at a pan-European level and advises policy makers.

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