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03.01.2019

Zoologists in Kiel have discovered highly adhesive cellulose nanofibres in the slimy protective layer of plant seeds, which may be very useful for biomedical applications.

02.01.2019

The new European network ERA-NET BlueBio COFUND aims to advance the sustainable use and development of aquatic biomass for the Blue Bioeconomy.

21.12.2018

Nuts are traditional winter and Christmas treats. However, they are not only tasty and nutritious, they also have a huge potential as source material for the bioeconomy.

19.12.2018

Jasmonic acid is widely known as a defence hormone of plants. Researchers from Würzburg have now identified another function: it also causes the closure of stomata.

18.12.2018

Materials researchers from Karlsruhe are using enzymes as a biobased, energy-saving and sustainable alternative to conventional catalysts.

13.12.2018

Are bioplastics really a "green" alternative to petroleum-based plastics? According to researchers in Bonn, bioplastics are only sustainable if crop residues are used for its production.

12.12.2018

Ecologists from Germany and Switzerland report that maize and wheat use the metabolite benzoxazinoid differently depending on which pest attacks them.

11.12.2018

According to Cologne-based researchers, praising insect food as a luxury object rather than advertising it as environmentally-sound motivates more people to actually eat it.

07.12.2018

Many types of soft PVC are harmful to one's health. Thus, a consortium of the Hamburg and Bielefeld universities as well as BASF SE is looking for biobased alternatives.

06.12.2018

The European Commission calls for a pan-European long-term strategy for a prosperous and climate neutral economy and names the bioeconomy as key to achieving these goals.

04.12.2018

The most recent Rehap workshop examined the amount of waste material from agriculture and forestry available for novel materials for the construction industry.

30.11.2018

During this years "disruptive innovation festival" numerous online sessions and podcasts explained the concept and opportunities of a circular economy and insects as food or feed.

29.11.2018

In a new report, the international InterAcademy Partnership states that food production and consumption must change drastically to limit climate change.

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27.11.2018

The International Rice Research Institute IRRI and the Tübingen-based biotech company Computomics aim to identify new resistant rice varieties using artificial intelligence.

Junge Ackerbrache mit Korn- und Mohnblumen, Kornrade, Acker-Fuchsschwanzgras und Gerste. Für viele Menschen zeigt sich in solchen Bildern ein ästhetischer Eigenwert der vielfältigen Natur.
23.11.2018

The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference, held until the end of November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, focusses on the implementation of global goals for the protection of biodiversity.

21.11.2018

Following the inititative of the German University of Hohenheim, the six leading European universities regarding bioeconomy will join forces and establish a pan-European university.

16.11.2018

An algal technology developed by Munich scientists could help mitigate global warming. It converts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into valuable carbon fibers.

15.11.2018

Scientific advisors and a WTO-committee are urging European legislators to revise their verdict regarding GMOs to reflect current scientific knowledge and protect EU trade relations.

 

13.11.2018

Certain protein fragments give cheese, beer, soy and the likes their characteristic taste. Munich biochemists have developed a new method to identify these fragments.  

08.11.2018

In early November, international experts from Ghana, Colombia and Germany gathered in Berlin to discuss the state of the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

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