Baden-Württembergs Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann, Landwirt Hubert Bernhard und Prof. Andreas Bett, Leiter des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Solare Energiesysteme, weihten die Agri-Photovoltaikanlage in Kressbronn ein.

With Agrivoltaics to sustainable fruit cultivation

The cultivation of pome and soft fruit under photovoltaic systems is being tested in a large-scale trial at five locations in Baden-Wuerttemberg.


Wetland ecosystems are important carbon stores

A new study underscores the importance of protecting peatlands and similar areas for climate protection.

Produktionsanlage der Südzucker AG in Offstein

Südzucker subsidiary plans new protein factory

To expand its portfolio of vegetable proteins, Südzucker subsidiary Beneo plans to build a production facility for protein concentrate from field beans.

Junge Rinder auf einer Weide

Microbial protein as a beef alternative

If meat consumption were reduced by one-fifth, deforestation would be cut in half and fewer greenhouse gases would be produced.


Looking for startups with green business ideas

The start-up competition "PlanB - Biobased.Business.Bayern" is entering its fifth round. As of now, start-ups with their innovative bioeconomy business ideas can again apply for funding.

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.


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