Aufwuchskörper in der Aquakultur - der Schlüssel zu einer biologischen Wasserreinigung.

Ridding aquacultures of microplastics

A research team at Hof University of Applied Sciences is developing a fully biodegradable growth body for aquaponics to make water treatment more sustainable.

Die einzellige Amöbe Dictyostelium discoideum kann sich zu einem vielzelligen Verband zusammenschließen und Fruchtkörper ausbilden, die Sporen produzieren.

Amoebae as biofactories for natural substances

Leibniz researchers from Jena have succeeded in producing the natural substance olivetolic acid - a precursor of the cannabis active ingredient THC - in amoebae.

Katjes Werk in Potsdam

Katjes invests in UNMILK

Through its investment platform Katjes Greenfood, the confectionery manufacturer will support the start-up UNMILK, which offers milk alternatives made from oat and pea proteins.

Pilotanlage in Dänemark

Electrochaea raises 36 million euros

Using microbial electrochemical cells, the young company produces climate-neutral methane from CO2 and green hydrogen.

Die Gründer Jonas Heuer, Max Webers, Philipp Arbter und Tyll Utesch.

Yeast replaces palm oil

Hamburg-based start-up COLIPI gets support from the EXIST funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protectionfor the development of a climate-friendly palm oil alternative.

Success stories

Researcher Profiles

Nadja Henke

Bacteria as pigment factories

Systems biologist Nadja Alina Henke uses bacteria as cell factories to produce the red pigment astaxanthin. Now, the 28-year-old hopes to bring the process to market with her start-up company Bicomer.

Pflanzenphytomediziner Andreas von Tiedemann

The plant doctor

The Göttingen agricultural scientist Andreas von Tiedemann is researching plant diseases in order to eliminate fungal pathogens threatening our crops.


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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