Clariants Vorzeigeanlage zur sunliquid®-Zellulose-Ethanol-Produktion in Podari, Rumänien

Clariant: End of commercial biorefinery in Romania

The Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is discontinuing the loss-making production of cellulosic ethanol from straw at its plant in Romania, which was only opened in 2022. Corresponding activities in Straubing, Munich and Planegg will also be shut down.

Drei Bundesminister auf dem Bioökonomieforum 2023

Bioeconomy Forum shines with political celebrities

Three federal ministers were present at the Bioeconomy Forum in Berlin. In front of more than 200 participants, they emphasized the potential of a sustainable, bio-based economy and made it clear what is important now.

Collage mit Porträtfotos von vier Empfängern des ERC Consolidator Grants 2023.

ERC: Bioeconomy projects by four top researchers honored

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the recipients of this year's Consolidator Grants. These include four pioneering research projects from Germany that are relevant to the bioeconomy.

Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Bioeconomy International: New call for proposals launched

As part of the "Bioeconomy International" funding initiative, the BMBF is supporting the establishment of global research alliances for the eleventh time.


Diversity turns soils into carbon sinks

An international research team was able to prove that on grassland it is not the quantity of plant biomass but its diversity that is decisive for carbon storage in the soil.

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