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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

Strongest natural material ever found

Sustainable fish farms

Methane emissions may threaten Paris climate agreement

Don’t panic over oak processionary

Tree bark: an untapped resource

Towards eco-friendly personal care, and other BIO highlights

Cannabis: the next business opportunity

IPBES and after: do we need to fear global ecosystem decline?

GreenTech 2019: new crops and technologies

Compromise, often a solution rather than a liability

From energy transition to precision economy

Indoor farming: good and affordable vegetables for cities

Corporate science-based sustainability targets

Biosolar cells: moving forward step by step

CCU, Carbon Capture and Utilization, even better than biomass as a feedstock

The long lead times of wind turbines

Microalgae, environmental cleaners and food additives producers

MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019: imaginative new materials

Efficient protein production and utilization

Circular agriculture, the model of the future

Modern biotechnology: does it develop too fast?

Rob Baan (Koppert Cress): vegetables are healthy, but we’re not allowed to claim so

Productive soils as a carbon sink

Indirect effects, we often ignore them

Bioenergy: fine, if from side streams

Limits to biomass use

Club of Rome 50 years old

Healthy soils for a productive bioeconomy

Renewable carbon, the key to a sustainable chemical industry

Séralini disproven – what will the EU do now?

Earth Overshoot Day, or the power of doomsday messages

Rejuvenation through biotechnology, for whom?

The bioscience of immortality

Healthy aging and the science of living forever

Energy saving materials inspired by lizard skins and bark bugs

Microcrystalline cellulose: versatile and effective

Renewable chemicals building the biobased economy

GMO adversaries get enclosed from all sides

Strongest biomaterial ever

BP redresses its low renewable energy forecasts – too little, too late

Wrong question: can we decouple environmental impact from GDP growth?

Organic is not a good hallmark of quality – this is why

Circular bioeconomy: an uneasy marriage of concepts, so far

Sustainability and moralism, keep them apart

Bio concrete and other construction materials from local resources

Cloning monkeys: slippery slope or dead end?

New materials as a source of inspiration for the fashion industry

Omega-3 fatty acids produced from corn by marine algae

Self-healing concrete in full development

Much choice in biobased materials at Material Xperience

Innovative concrete: we need it badly, it’s there, we don’t use it

Drivers for renewable energy development

Genetically modified food

Perspective on renewable energy rapidly changing

Seaweed biorefinery: much work, high hopes

Genetic engineering serves sustainability

Genetically engineered spider silk

Artificial spider silk, imitating ‘the toughest material on earth’

Artificial silk: the next biotechnological frontier, about to be crossed

Doughnut economics, or why economists should learn more about technology

Plastic waste: let’s put an end to it in 10 to 15 years