posts sorted by: Diederik van der Hoeven

Plastic eating organisms

The legacy of Charles Darwin

The continuing struggle to control weeds

Local optimization, against congestion on the grid

Vegetable-based fur

After lithium-ion batteries: sodium-ion batteries

Wood conservation

Strong climate policy or freedom to consumers?

Addressing climate change with self-fertilizing crops

Thermal batteries that store solar and wind power

Iron powder as an energy carrier

Ten times as much solar energy

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 68. Limits to healthcare

Against desertification

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 67. Technological development, major changes

Towards methane mitigation

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 66. The evolutionary arms race

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 65. Limits to human power

Seaweed, a versatile crop

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 62. Herbal medicine

A plant-based diet would have a major impact on climate change

Are mutation rates constant? Evolution theory still in development

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 60. Herbal antibiotics: garlic

Low-tech and its benefits for sustainability

Market introduction of PHAs

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 56. Bacteriophages, almost forgotten, but….

Fungi for healthy forests

Methane emissions cause concern

Defy death – will they ever succeed?

Biological crop protection

Microbes that eat plastic pollution

The forest as a source of conflict

Solar parks, opportunities and problems

The myth of pristine nature

RethinkX: the new Organizing System

RMI: decarbonize fast and profitably

Transport as a Service

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