Extremely halophilic archaea have a natural mechanism to mineralize dissolved radioactive ions and prevent leaching.
Plant researchers at the University of Halle-Wittenberg have compared the immune response of tobacco with thale cress and discovered surprising differences.
The joint venture of Evonik and DSM, Veramaris, has commissioned an industrial plant for the production of algae oil in the United States.
The soldier fly could help solve not one, but two problems of sustainable farming. Using the insect as feed could eliminate organic waste while also reducing the need for imported soya and fish meal.
Bremen microbiologists have researched bacteria in ciliates that live in close symbiosis with their host and perform unusual metabolic functions.
Microbiologists have discovered how the highly complex multiple sugar Ulvan from sea lettuce is broken down into its components by a dozen enzymes.
Plastic reinforced with plant fibres will in future be used for lightweight construction in Porsche series production vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers have developed the material.
Bioengineers at the TU Munich have used artificial DNA to produce a hydrogel that can release several active substances in a specific order.
A student start-up constructs maintenance-free moss facades. With the idea, they won the Rhineland-Palatinate ideas competition.
Max Planck Researchers are working to develop sustainable alternatives for each component of the ecologically problematic electricity storage systems.
Researchers in Frankfurt have further optimized the process of producing natural substances. Now, entire peptide libraries can be synthesized.
Pharmacists at the University of Jena have discovered highly effective surface-active peptides called malpinins in the secondary natural substances of a soil fungus.
Even with less fertilizer and pesticide use, high-performance wheat varieties outperform their ancestors from before the intensification of agriculture.
Partners from research and industry want to improve the survival of larvae and thus help protect wild fish populations.
For ten days, the fast food chain McDonald's is testing sustainable packaging for their burgers. They are served in grass paper from the Swabian start-up Apomore.
Pre-packaged salads and sprouts are often microbially contaminated. This is the result of a recent study by the Max Rubner Institute. Unprocessed products, however, came off well.
The Institute for Innovation and Technology has investigated the opportunities and risks of self-learning algorithms for the environment.
An international team of researchers has obtained a special variant of pluripotent stem cells from pigs. They hold potential for agriculture and medicine.
With a total of 8.4 million euros, the European Union is backing a project coordinated by Hamburg University of Applied Sciences that aims to initiate innovations in bioplastics production.
Using artificial intelligence, researchers at TU Munich have improved protein analysis on the basis of mass spectrometry data.