Kontrukt aus Holz und Kunststoff, auf dem eine Möhre abgebildet ist

Biodegradable muscles for robots

For more sustainability in soft robotics, a Max Planck research team has developed artificial muscles made of gelatin, oil and bioplastics.

ausgerolltes Netz aus beigefarbenen Fasern

Textile concrete for sustainable building

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a natural fiber reinforcement for concrete that can be a bio-based alternative to synthetic fibers.

Feld mit gelb blühenden Pflanzen und locker bewölktem blauem Himmel

New biocatalyst for medical agents

Researchers have optimized an enzyme that activates indole and indene to produce, for example, the precursor of an HIV protease inhibitor.

Regenwald, angrenzend an eine Ölpalmenplantage

Plant roots are more important for tropical soil life than assumed

Without contact with roots, one third fewer decomposers live in the soil. This is what biodiversity researchers from Germany found out during studies in tropical rainforests and plantations.

Hände in weißen Handschuhe halten hallte und dunkle Holzhackschnitzel

Thermochemical refinement of wood

Researchers from Fraunhofer IGB have developed a process for torrefaction of biomass. It is now being tested on a large scale to produce green chemicals and biochar.

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Research Map

In our research map you will find more than 800 research institutions in Germany dealing with topics relevant to the bioeconomy.

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