Smart grids: the power of the small scale


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

Scientific fantasy gone wild

No neonics? And then what?

Biologists need to know about programming

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

We proudly present… More with Less

Neonicotinoids and bees: a heated conflict even on data

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

Bioplastics: end the confusion

Nanocomposites, precision materials

Precision horticulture: what the consumer wants

Biokits with Do-It-Yourself genetic engineering could involve a criminal act

Precision, the hallmark of a new era

Energy storage, its role in the transition

Lost in translation: dysfunctional science communication

CRISPR-Cas: a prize winning technology?

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

Teaching sustainability in secondary education

Gaia, and James Lovelock’s gentle revenge

Reconnect with nature – the new sustainability

Brexit was not about the EU

Biobased markets need standardization

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

Gene technology: the same old story, once more

Gene drive: the new debate

Economists, listen: the earth is NOT a closed system

We need genetic engineering

Bioeconomy, circular and small scale. Really?

Phosphate and phosphorus, use it wisely

In memory of Paul Reinshagen

Roundup discussion: much like the climate debate

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

Mining bio-ore for nickel

In memory of Wiero Beek

Breeders’ rights, patents and genetic modification

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

No good complaining about European waste legislation

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

Genetic modification: widening gap between public perception and industrial reality

Sustainability needs green growth

What is biomass anyway?

The shelf life of green chemistry

Are polyolefins really cheaper than sustainable alternatives?

Towards a sustainable medicines production

Sustainability Day in higher education

Green Growth, much too optimistic?

Genetic modification of human embryos?

Waiting patiently (until the biobased economy has passed away)!?

Biotechnologically produced food: positioning and profit margin

Synthetic biology: health, fashion and ethics

Cooperative banking in the biobased economy – but without the Rabobank?

Iain McGilchrist: neurological battle between sustainability and efficiency

Psychology of innovation: biotechnology should learn to listen!

Global Divestment Day

Bioenergy: the ambitions are the problem

One bioeconomy, two worlds

The silent miracles of energy efficiency

Roel’s team

Sustainable industry has much potential

Panarchy, for a transition with less disruption

Naomi Klein: everyone will be affected

Biobased Press looks for new input

Trust is the basis of successful R&D

Wind energy in the Netherlands: the storm has not yet calmed down

Energy neutral instead of shale gas free

Logical mistakes on CO2

Towards an ambitious Europe

Sustainable: tenable or degradable?

Design rules for the biobased industry #4: elegance is beautiful

Design rules for the biobased industry, #3: preserve structure

Design rules for the biobased industry, #2: be lean on materials flows

European Union biased on biobased

Design rules for the biobased industry, #1: reduce capital costs and create jobs

Peak gas

Green chemistry, rather than green energy

Almost until the very end

Innovations in green chemistry, will they ever come?

Technology, no longer a threat

Biorefinery as the key to the circular economy

Know-how as a location factor for the biobased chemical industry

Strategy for a green society, WTC’s swan song


Why Europe undermines its own policies on second-generation biofuels, whereas the US moves fast forward

Innovations across the entire value pyramid of the biobased economy

Sustainable energy: keeping the score. Part 3: fossil fuels with CCS