posts sorted by: Diederik van der Hoeven

The disruption of the cow

RethinkX: the essentials

The RethinkX project

Bt eggplant project in Bangladesh revisited

Cooperation in living nature

A major loss of variety in food crops

Integration of PV into the economy

Ambitions for solar energy

Interlocked banks, natural constructions

Green roofs

Carbon Take Back Obligation: make sure fossil fuels producers take responsibility for cleaning up CO2

Sustainable materials policy? Try bans and taxes

Ecomimicry: enriching urban landscapes

Meat alternatives on the rise

Bioweapons and super soldiers, genetic technology for warfare

Solar and wind energy: increasing recognition

Towards net zero carbon emissions

Marijuana: what we know and don’t now

Chemistry vs. antibiotics, # 15. Historic antibacterial agents

Good prospects for alternative leathers

The power of subtlety

Gene transfer, a new mechanism

Seaweed as a source of food and useful compounds

Forest gardening – producing food in biodiversity

Pitfalls in nuclear energy risk analysis

A transition that makes use of existing energy infrastructure

CO2 utilization, a growth sector

Wooden windows

Chemicals and materials industry needs to innovate

Cheap energy storage speeds up

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 4. The rise of chemistry

Renewables versus nuclear – a choice already made

Energy policy: don’t just choose low-carbon – create a new energy system

New biobased materials

A strategy to reduce animal tests

Pandemics: prevention is better than cure

Closing the plastic loop

Plastic recycling: urgent, but a major problem

Mass timber, the new technology

Timber, the old and new construction material

A solution to the Sargassum problem

Plant biostimulation, a new chapter in agriculture

Antibiotics resistance, and how to overcome it

Estaan, a natural alternative to sulphite in wine

Fast and slow revolutions

The solutions are here!

New technology for drinking-water production

Vegan leather for sustainable fashion

Energy autarky more difficult than expected

EASAC: burning biomass often doesn’t reduce CO2 emissions

Battery recycling: we need to step it up

Battery technology in fast development

Performance and sustainability, drivers of demand for biobased chemicals

Food loss and waste to be reduced by better management and new technologies

From solar panel monoculture to multiple land use

Scale issues in the energy transition

The potential of bio waste in Europe

In memory of Wijnand Schonewille

Resilience versus efficiency

PHAs on the rise: for the first time, demand outstrips supply

Renewable energy imports

Sustainable biomass: a subject fraught with conflict

Consequences of the Novacene

Directed evolution: a Nobel prize winning innovation

Sustainability is crucial for success, says Lux Research

Sustainable farming: a few development pathways

Mycelium as a construction material

Don’t waste the corona crisis

Seafood from the lab – will consumers like it?

Covid-19: take care of each other

Traditional Chinese medicine as a source of innovation

Biobased aromatics: Europe leads the way

Plastic recycling: many technologies available, no winner, says Lux Research

Insects: now it’s the time to cherish our little friends

Could reforestation stop climate change?

Global warming: businessmen and central bankers come to the rescue

Let’s have a better look at job quality, says Dutch WRR

The energy transition is a digital transition too

Carbon storage in the soil

CRISPR to the rescue as bacteria develop antibiotics resistance

Chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste

We will never be able to control nature perfectly

Naturally! Of course. How nature never stops surprising us

Pure liquid silk

Don’t just reduce emissions, create a circular economy as well

Biobased leather

Use more plastics, says Michael Carus, but responsibly

Antibiotics resistance, do ants have the solution?

Reductionism and holism in the life sciences

Processed banana leaves, an eco-friendly packaging solution

Pesticide resistance, a growing problem

Saving the American chestnut tree by genetic modification