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BRAIN BioXtractor – next generation metal extraction

Precious metals are rare and increasingly difficult to find. What can we do about that? Part of the solution is to stop treating precious metals as trash.

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Rauch Schornstein

Sustainable resources

There is an abundance of carbon in secondary streams and waste streams such as fumes, sewage and effluents. The ZeroCarbFP Innovation Alliance coordinated by BRAIN relies on new technologies to transform these resources into new components for industrial production.

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use of carbon 

Intelligent use of carbon dioxide – Carbon dioxide (CO2) certainly is the most discussed resource of our age. However, carbon dioxide is available in abundance and does not even cost a penny. Nature itself shows us how it can be put to use.

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Barbaraott Aufmacher Mitwolken

Well lubricated

What uses are there for waste chip fat or residues from biodiesel production? Dr. Birgit Heinze, research scientist and project manager at BRAIN, and her team are addressing such questions within the framework of the ZeroCarb- FP Innovation Alliance.

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A different take on biodiversity

The infinite variety of species on earth can also be captured digitally. “Big Data”, 3D modelling and protein engineering are inspiring the discovery of active biomolecules that are suitable for nature-based solutions to industrial application problems.

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Sweet or sour

Dr Katja Riedel and Dr Christiane Gras conduct research on taste optimisation at BRAIN. In this interview with BLICKWINKEL’s editors, they tell us what milestones have already been achieved and how BRAIN is using the potential of its taste cell technology.

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Full speed ahead for 

DNA sequencing methods, which were first used in the 1970s, have been continuously developed since then to optimise their costs, speed, quality and throughput.

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You get what you 
screen for

Natural scientists like Charles Darwin and ­Alexander von Humboldt travelled to foreign countries, described natural phenomena and discovered a wealth of new plant and animal species. They changed our picture of the world, but did not venture into the microcosmos.

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Bacteria instead of 
hammer drills

Bacteria Instead of Hammer Drills. Valuable raw materials from ore, ash and e-waste  – BRAIN is working on ways to safeguard supplies of high-tech metals using microorganisms.

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Three birds with one stone

Green Mining is on the advance, and has been for some time. Where are the limits of conventional methods for extracting precious metals? What solutions does biotechnology have to offer? Dr Guido Meurer, Unit Head, and Dr Esther Gabor, Programme Manager at BRAIN, bring light into it.

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Goes Public: Sustainable Success

This is a remarkable success for everyone concerned. BRAIN made it to the stock exchange despite difficult conditions on the financial markets. Dr Bernd Kaltwaßer, editor of life sciences magazine transkript reports in detail.

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The Time is Ripe

Trading on the capital markets is anything but plain sailing. The fact that BRAIN nevertheless successfully negotiated its entry onto the stock exchange proves that investors place trust in the bioeconomy. An interview with BRAIN “captain”, Dr Jürgen Eck.

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Perilla ingredients based on fermented orange oil

PerillicActive is a BRAIN programme for developing natural active ingredients based on the fermented oil from orange peel or other citrus fruits.

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Plant-based bioactive ingredients

BRAIN develops nature-based bioactive ingredients for a multitude of applications and different target industries. The unique library of natural products held by subsidiary AnalytiCon Discovery is of key importance for these purposes.

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Biological wound care with the Aurase® enzyme

The combination of natural biodiversity and biotechnology opens up new prospects in wound treatment. This benefits patients, nursing staff and the health system in equal measure. Speciality enzymes point the way.

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The best that bio
technology and nature have to offer

Aurase® is a new enzymatic active ingredient developed by BRAIN for the biological treatment of open wounds. Blickwinkel interviewed Dr Bela Kelety and Dr Alexander Pelzer.

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Tailor-made enzymes for various industries

The BRAIN Group is researching efficient enzymes for food and beverage manufacturers and for specialty applications in a variety of industries. Competences and market access have been systematically improved in recent years.

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3 questions for ...

...research engineer Tanja Klumpp and bioprocess technician Jens Boethe

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So long, sweat!

There is a growing demand for aluminium-free antiperspirants and deodorants that are based on natural substances. Dr Torsten Ertongur-Fauth explains novel test systems for identifying natural substances that can be used to reduce human perspiration.

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Acquiring a taste

Dr Katja Riedel talks about BRAIN’s research into the perception of different tastes for healthier foods.

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Healthy ageing

Given demographic change, healthy ageing is an increasingly important topic for policy-makers, business and society in general. While new requirements are arising for the health care system, there are also new opportunities for innovations in this broad thematic area. Dr Dirk Sombroek talks about the NatLifE 2020 innovation alliance to which this issue is devoted.

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skin care

An interview with Dr Alice Kleber and Dr Dirk Sombroek about unique BRAIN technologies and the development programmes TRiP2Sensation and TRiP2Taste developing new cosmetics and skin-care products.

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3 questions for ...

... research technician Sabine Weber and research associate Dirk Ritzmann.

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