Using brewery waste for battery production
Researchers at the University of Jena have extracted activated carbon from brewer's grains and used it as a raw material for the production of electrochemical energy storage systems.
Efficient biocatalysts for solar cells
Researchers have succeeded in harnessing electrons from the early stages of photosynthesis.
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.
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.
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.