Can we engineer life? 4.5 Novel plant breeding techniques

John van der Oost and students.

Plants have large and complicated genomes. Therefore, until recently, the insertion of foreign DNA was a kind of roulette: where will DNA be modified, will the insertion work, and will there be side effects? But by now, techniques have much improved and totally novel plant breeding techniques have been developed, carrying names like ZFNs, TALENs

Can we engineer life? 2.1 From evolution to revolution

Can we engineer life? 1 Gene technology is the key

Less input, more output and lower footprint through precision farming and digitalisation

Recycling end-of-life tyres

Innovative materials: designers often better understand their value

Bio concrete and other construction materials from local resources

New materials as a source of inspiration for the fashion industry

Self-healing concrete in full development

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

Genetically modified food

The role of chemistry in the reduction of plastic waste

Smart grids: the power of the small scale

Kipster, a new chapter in sustainable chicken farming

Biobased building blocks: an update

Innovation is ‘Chefsache’

We proudly present… More with Less

Nanocomposites, precision materials

Precision horticulture: what the consumer wants

Precision, the hallmark of a new era

Energy storage, its role in the transition

SynBio is gearing up

A rich harvest on genetic technology

Vertical farming

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

Gas fermentation: another promising biobased technology

Eva Gladek: Metabolic puts innovation in biobased and sustainability to practice

We need genetic engineering

Catalysis, the key to the future

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

Photanol prepares itself for the market

Breeders’ rights, patents and genetic modification

Isosorbide, a biobased molecule with a bright future

Biobased polymers too have long lead times, says Jan Ravenstijn

3BI – Brokering Bio-Based Innovation

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

Transnatural Design artfully experiments with nature

Welcome to the age of CRISPR

Genetic modification: widening gap between public perception and industrial reality

Towards precision agriculture with less environmental impact

Nature as an inventor

The shelf life of green chemistry

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

Green chemistry: nature as our teacher

Genetic modification of human embryos?

TKI BBE presents research agenda

Oil-producing algae clean up waste water

Biotechnologically produced food: positioning and profit margin

Synthetic biology: health, fashion and ethics

Synthetic food?

Synthetic biology in cheese and saffron production

Synthetic biology in food production

New protein sources will fill the gap

Psychology of innovation: biotechnology should learn to listen!

Green chemistry: it is about the oxygen

Marine biotechnology: major opportunities, many obstacles

BioProductProcessor comes to the farm

Insect biorefinery: it exists, it works

Tina Sejersgård Fanø (Novozymes): we want to remain an innovation-based company

The plight of the innovative SME, the case of SeaLife Pharma

Trust is the basis of successful R&D

Community and technology development with social media

EuroBioRef: what future for a major European R&D project?

Claude Roy: tackle global problems by valorisation of biomass

Solar cells: Europe can regain position

Circular economy: recycling agricultural and food waste

Toxic substances in food packaging – an opportunity for bioplastics?

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

Elon Musk and a lot of batteries

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

Glycix, the biodegradable thermoset polymer that will conquer the world

Innovations in green chemistry, will they ever come?

Rob Baan (Koppert Cress): Horticulture should be more innovative

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

Circular economy: do not merely close the chain, but slow it down as well

Innovations across the entire value pyramid of the biobased economy

Cooperative organisations are of major importance for the biobased economy

The Bioprocess Pilot Facility in Delft

AVEBE looks for innovators

Jan van Hest: ‘Synthetic biology and chemical biology develop common ground’

New technologies will boost gasoline production from natural gas or waste

Green Chemistry Campus: at the intersection of agriculture and chemistry

Emmo Meijer: society has lost the conviction that science is the motor of progress

Piezoelectricity, for a world using less resources

Design promotes the biobased economy

Johan Sanders: counteract inefficiency in biobased economy development

BRIDGE: a unique link between innovative sectors

Innovation, the Dutch disease

Urban agriculture, a new economic branch

Innovation, will we ever see it coming