Biodegradable alternative to HD polyethylene developed
A special polyester has properties comparable to thermoplastics and is both recyclable and microbially degradable.
How plants protect themselves from sun
Plants protect their cells from too much sun with the help of color pigments. The signal for this is given by the sugars from photosynthesis.
Biotechnology sector at a low
After two years of record figures, the mood in the German biotechnology industry is worse than ever. This is shown by the annual survey of the industry association BIO Deutschland for 2022.
Fresh capital for Project Eaden
Berlin-based food tech startup Project Eaden receives another €2 million in a seed round to further develop its fiber technology for producing plant-based meat.
Climate change requires breeding of new soybean varieties
Soy production in Europe could be further increased by breeding new drought- and heat-tolerant varieties.