posts sorted by: Sustainability

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

The many faces of hemp

Genetically modified food

Genetic engineering serves sustainability

Doughnut economics, or why economists should learn more about technology

The role of chemistry in the reduction of plastic waste

Geopolitics of sustainability

Towards circular fashion

Straw, an excellent construction material

Kipster, a new chapter in sustainable chicken farming

Chitosan, a sleeping giant waiting to be woken

Cyrene, a biosolvent, to end the use of toxic solvents

No neonics? And then what?

Paptic, not a plastic, rather a novel kind of paper

Bio-Lutions wins Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017 Innovation Award

Neonicotinoids and bees: a heated conflict even on data

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

Nanocomposites, precision materials

Precision horticulture: what the consumer wants

Precision, the hallmark of a new era

Energy storage, its role in the transition

CocoPallet: grow in niches and compete on price, says Michiel Vos

A common sense or 50-50-40 energy scenario. Part 2: renewable energy

A common sense energy scenario. Part 1: global energy consumption

Biobased means thinking in short cycles

Teaching sustainability in secondary education

Sustainable materials need certification and lobbies

Gaia, and James Lovelock’s gentle revenge

Sustainable construction is organising horizontally

Daan Bruggink: building naturally with ORGA

PHA business case still shaky

PHA: promising, versatile, biodegradable

Diversity is the key to new agriculture, says Louise Vet

Reconnect with nature – the new sustainability

Fibres of the future (1): cotton and its limits

Sustainable Timber Tower on the Rise

Bamboo, a promising feedstock

Economists, listen: the earth is NOT a closed system

Waste is the most important biobased resource; but legal barriers abound

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

The case for new biobased platform chemicals

New study reports that in Europe, biodegradable plastics growth is in the bag

Natural fibre composites: a natural look and feel, and sustainable

Biobased polymers too have long lead times, says Jan Ravenstijn

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

Stepwise changes, a ray of sunshine in the climate debate

Ecomodernism, a great idea and a big disappointment

Nature as an inventor