The Berlin based aquaponics farm ECF distributes its basil locally to 140 supermarket-stores. Short distance transportation enables the farm to save six metric tons of plastic packaging. ECF will start to deliver fish to the same stores soon, a spokesman of ECF said.
Fungi turn agricultural waste into biodegradable cement, which can be used for packaging, insulation purposes. Frederico Maria Grati of Mycoplast S. n. c., Italy, explains details in video-interview.
The Polish start-up company Biotrem makes disposable, bio-degradable tableware from wheat bran. In a video interview the company’s project manager Dawid Wróblewski explains why and how they do it.
How and why to turn used cooking oil into bio-degradable mulching films: Daniel Pohludka of Nafigate Corp., a. s., Czech Republic, explains it in video-interview with Rainer B. Langen of www. ecopreneur-blog.eu.
Online-Stück über CO2 als Rohstoff bei www.wissen.wdr.de ist jetzt online.
Kohlendioxid ist nicht nur das schlechte Gas, das den Klimawandel befördert. Chemiker, Ingenieure und Industriebetriebe können damit Chemikalien und Brennstoffe erzeugen und Energie speichern.
In the European Union bioeconomy in 2013 was a trillion Euro business. 18.3 million people were employed. They generated a turnover of 2.1 trillion Euro.
Authors of nova-Institut GmbH (Hürth, Germany) have generated the data on behalf of the Bio-based Industries consortium (BIC). In a press release Nova-Institut explains, that it used Eurostat as the main source of data for all sectors of bio-economy. Read more
Overfishing of oceans is a problem for aquaculture or fish farming as well: Many farmed fish is fed with fishmeal – made of fish caught by deep-sea fishing. Meal made from maggots may replace fishmeal. In the European Union however insectmeal, like most of all animal protein, currently must not be used in feed for farmed animals in nearly any European countries. But the European Food Safety Agency recently Read more
Video-Interview: Fuels made of CO2 may substitute fossil fuels, fossil feedstock for chemicals and polymers, expert says.
Carbon Dioxide may be the feedstock for fuels, chemicals and polymers, Michael Carus of Nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany explains in a video-interview.
There could be enough renewable energy to switch from fossil based to CO2-based economy. The interview has been recorded during an international conference in Essen, Germany in September 2015.
Most litter in the oceans is plastic waste. This is not only bottles and bags swimming at the surface, visible to the human eye. There are also very small pieces of plastic floating in the water. These so-called microparticles are between 1/1000 mm and 5 mm in diameter.
Microparticles maybe harmful for marine organisms.
E.g., they may disturb digestion, release substances which act as hormones in the organism or accumulate harmful substances. Once integrated Read more
There is enough agricultural land to grow plants for food, bio-fuel, biomaterials, expert says in Video-Interview
Today most plastic material is made from fossil fuel. But industry is preparing for alternatives based on biomaterials. These can be made from plants and other renewable resources.
Biomaterial plants would not compete with food plants for agricultural land, Michael Carus of Nova-Institute for ecology and innovation, Hürth, Germany, explains in a video-interview.