posts sorted by: Sustainability

Low-tech and its benefits for sustainability

Fungi for healthy forests

Methane emissions cause concern

Ban plastics? Back to science-based material policy

Biological crop protection

The forest as a source of conflict

RethinkX, an evaluation

RMI: decarbonize fast and profitably

Transport as a Service

Cooperation in living nature

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

Towards net zero carbon emissions

Good prospects for alternative leathers

A transition that makes use of existing energy infrastructure

CO2 utilization, a growth sector

Wooden windows

Chemicals and materials industry needs to innovate

Closing the plastic loop

Plastic recycling: urgent, but a major problem

Mass timber, the new technology

Timber, the old and new construction material

Plant biostimulation, a new chapter in agriculture

Review: biostimulants for sustainable crop production

Energy autarky more difficult than expected

EASAC: burning biomass often doesn’t reduce CO2 emissions

Battery technology in fast development

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

Methane pyrolysis turns a grey resource into a green one

Sustainable biomass: a subject fraught with conflict

Corona pandemic and energy transition

Manifesto ‘Waltzing with Nature’

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

Seafood from the lab – will consumers like it?

Biobased aromatics: Europe leads the way

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

Nature as our teacher!

Carbon storage in the soil

CRISPR to the rescue as bacteria develop antibiotics resistance

Resolve-project develops bio-based alternatives for hazardous solvents

Energy from biomass is sustainable, as a nest egg

We will never be able to control nature perfectly

Naturally! Of course. How nature never stops surprising us

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

High hopes for holism

Reductionism and holism in the life sciences

Processed banana leaves, an eco-friendly packaging solution

Pesticide resistance, a growing problem

Sustainable fish farms

Don’t panic over oak processionary

Towards eco-friendly personal care, and other BIO highlights

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

Improve sustainability without damaging the brand

Corporate science-based sustainability targets

Climate change: trees to the rescue

Climate discussion lacks sense of urgency

The long lead times of wind turbines

Insects are in decline, around the world. How worried should we be?

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

Biocomposites for cars

Productive soils as a carbon sink

Tetraethyl lead, the scandal that never erupted

Indirect effects, we often ignore them

Affordable green homes

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

Earth Overshoot Day, or the power of doomsday messages

Innovative solutions for small farmers and organic farming

Bio-based solvents on the rise

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

How to cover future protein demand?

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

Bio homes to tackle housing emergency

Recycling end-of-life tyres

Circular bioeconomy: an uneasy marriage of concepts, so far

Sustainability and moralism, keep them apart

Bio concrete and other construction materials from local resources

Omega-3 fatty acids produced from corn by marine algae

Self-healing concrete in full development

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