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Smart grids: the power of the small scale

Bornholm

In a first article on renewable energy system costs we concluded that these costs may be formidable if the electricity grid would remain much the same. This could jeopardise the future of renewable energy, and by implication, have major consequences for the earth’s climate. But smart grids may show another way, as exemplified by the

Kipster, a new chapter in sustainable chicken farming

Dandelion rubber tyre developed by KeyGene, WUR and Vredestein

First generation bioethanol deserves revaluation, says nova-Institute

Bio-waste valorisation

Chitosan, a sleeping giant waiting to be woken

Biobased building blocks: an update

Cyrene, a biosolvent, to end the use of toxic solvents

Scientific fantasy gone wild

No neonics? And then what?

Paptic, not a plastic, rather a novel kind of paper

Dutch ecomodernism: down-to-earth but also a crusade against environmentalists

Duchenne muscular dystrophy CRISPR cure: just for the rich and well-connected?

Regulatory process of insecticides: let’s apply some logic and social science

Ban neonics, or not, or something else

Neonicotinoids and bees: a heated conflict even on data

Bee colony collapse: will we ever know the true causes?

Nanocomposites, precision materials

Precision horticulture: what the consumer wants

Whole crop valorisation

Precision, the hallmark of a new era

Green PAC, motor of the biobased economy

Bioplastics: disruptive shift to come

CocoPallet: grow in niches and compete on price, says Michiel Vos

A common sense or 50-50-40 energy scenario. Part 2: renewable energy

A common sense energy scenario. Part 1: global energy consumption

Biobased economy strategy: through specialty chemicals and materials

Drop-ins lead the biobased economy astray

Plastic litter: strict regulation is the only remedy

Gaia, and James Lovelock’s gentle revenge

Biobased materials and chemicals driven by performance

Vertical farming

PHA business case still shaky

PHA: promising, versatile, biodegradable

Micronutrients, small but essential

Diversity is the key to new agriculture, says Louise Vet

Reconnect with nature – the new sustainability

Biobased MEG directly from sugars, a new step in green chemistry

Gas fermentation: another promising biobased technology

Fibres of the future 2: cellulosic fibres from wood

GMO debate, nuclear power, and the concept of absolute evil

Biobased chemicals will develop beyond the obvious

Fibres of the future (1): cotton and its limits

Synbra and BioBTX win bio-based innovation awards 2016

Gene drive: the new debate

Avantium: investment climate in Europe has much improved

Reverdia moves away from drop-ins

Cosun researches all beet pulp components

WWF: do not use wood just for energy

The case for new biobased platform chemicals

New biobased materials will carry the breakthrough for the biobased economy

Bioeconomy, circular and small scale. Really?

Neol Bio: waste to green chemicals

New Plastics Economy: circular, not yet biobased

Biorenewables key to reduce CO2 emissions, says macroeconomic study

Cellulosic ethanol: feedstock costs predominant, sugar cane cheapest

In memory of Paul Reinshagen

Roundup discussion: much like the climate debate

Catalysis, the key to the future

More biobased plastics for bottles: DuPont announces PTF

Commercializing biobased products

Biobased economy is progressing quite well, says Annita Westenbroek

BioAmber and Reverdia agreement: strengthening the biobased economy

Cleantech has much more economic potential than just low CO2 energy technologies

Algae: researchers move away from energy

Natural fibre composites: a natural look and feel, and sustainable

In memory of Wiero Beek

Lignin makes a take-off across the board, says Ludo Diels (Vito)

Isosorbide, a biobased molecule with a bright future

Better biomass utilisation in the biobased economy

Biobased polymers too have long lead times, says Jan Ravenstijn

Another biobased dicarboxylic acid moves toward commercial production, by Verdezyne

Controversies on genetic modification, part 2: what’s wrong with Monsanto

Biobased economy: slow but steady

3BI – Brokering Bio-Based Innovation

Controversies on genetic modification, part 1: why to support it

Stepwise changes, a ray of sunshine in the climate debate

Ecomodernism, a great idea and a big disappointment

Microplastics in personal care products: the tip of the iceberg

Transnatural Design artfully experiments with nature

Universities of Applied Sciences important for the biobased economy, says Han van Osch

Genetic modification: widening gap between public perception and industrial reality

Towards precision agriculture with less environmental impact

Rudy Rabbinge: genetic modification has much potential but also entails risks for world food supply and the environment

Nature as an inventor

Hemp tea

Sustainability needs green growth

Multiple use of biomass

Hemp, a very versatile crop

Avantium and Photanol are doing well

Preservation of chemical complexity in green chemistry

Green chemistry: towards an integration of agriculture and chemical industry

A discovery that could lead to sustainable electronics