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EFIB review
15 October 2021

EFIB 2021: The Green Deal and Biotechnology

At EFIB 2021, representatives from business and politics finally met again in-person, where biotechnology as a driver of the bioeconomy and the hope for an early amendment of the European genetic engineering law was discussed.

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26 April 2021

Biomass: linchpin of the bioeconomy

What does the term "biomass" cover and what is actually meant by "functional biomass"? An explanation.

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11 August 2020

Recovering platinum group metals environment-friendly

With a biotechnological method, platinum group metals may be recovered from industrial process streams in an environment-friendly manner. BRAIN AG and Heraeus have proven this in a successful collaboration.

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sewage treatment plant
26 June 2020

Biosorption for heavy metal removal from sewage sludge

Sewage plant operators and water treatment companies in Germany are under pressure: by 2023 they have to present concepts for phosphorus recovery. One hurdle for the currently tested recycling processes are the remaining heavy metals. Microorganisms can be used here to separate these metals in an environment-friendly way.

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interview with Dr Martin Langer (BRAIN AG)
16 June 2020

CO₂ bioconversion – from greenhouse gas to valuable material

Dr. Martin Langer from BRAIN AG contributed an article to the BMBF initiative "Science Year 2020 – Bioeconomy" in the "Heads of Change" section

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22 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May has been proclaimed the International Day for Biological Diversity. What is the origin of this commemoration day? And what does BRAIN have to do with the topic of biological diversity?

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