Detergent made out of bacteria, jumpers made out of milk or tyres made out of dandelions – we can already buy many products manufactured from alternative materials. Bioeconomics is all about making an increasing variety of industrial solutions more sustainable and efficient. Germany leads the world in this area, with many researchers working on bioeconomic ideas. In this edition we present a number of exciting projects. You can also read why a Greek business psychologist sees Germany as a particularly good place to conduct her research, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.
IN FOCUS: The bioeconomy
How algae could make aeroplanes fly
As incredible as it may sound, algae could soon replace kerosene and be used for example to power aeroplanes. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich are working on this exciting idea.More
CAREER & FUNDING
The Otto Bayer Scholarship from the Bayer Science & Education Foundation
The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports students and young professionals in certain scientific fields. The next application phase begins on 1 June 2017. The closing date for applications is 18 July 2017.More